Moscow is demanding Tbilisi to ensure unconditional security for Russian journalists and Russian citizens in general, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday, ONA reports.
"We call on the Georgian authorities to ensure the unconditional security of both Russian journalists and citizens of the Russian Federation in general," the statement said.
The statement added that the Russian Foreign Ministry will continue to closely monitor developments in Georgia.
Putin signed a decree after Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili described Russia as an "enemy" in the wake of protests in Tbilisi, saying Moscow had an interest in social division in the country. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described her remarks as unprofessional and said she had no picture of the events or distorted the situation.
Under his decree, Russian President Vladimir Putin, from 8 June 2019, banned Russian airlines from carrying air transport of citizens from Russia to Georgian territory.