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Russia Bans Georgia Airline Flights As Tensions Rise Over Protests

Remains of Narikali, the ancient castle overlooking Tbilisi, Georgia
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Kyle Lamothe

Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s government on Saturday banned Georgian airlines from flying into its territory, extending restrictions imposed by President Vladimir Putin as part of growing tensions between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

Putin had signed a decree late Friday banning Russian airlines from flying to pro-Western Georgia from July 8 in response to anti-Moscow rallies in the Georgian capital Tbilisi…

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