The US is concerned about disproportional measures which the Russian authorities and members of State Duma were considering in reaction to the developments in Tbilisi – Acting United States Ambassador to Georgia, Elizabeth Rood, said.
However, according to Rood, both Georgian and Russian leaders expressed readiness for stabilization of relations.
“We call on Russia for the resumption of flight to Georgia because tourists from all over the world are welcomed in Georgia and they feel safe here,” Rood said.
Acting United States Ambassador to Georgia also reiterated support to Georgia’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 9 that he was against the imposition of sanctions on Georgia. “I would not do this because of respect for the Georgian people,” the Russian president was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.
The Russian State Duma supported sanctions against Georgia earlier on July 9. The State Duma categorically condemned “continuous anti-Russian provocations” in Georgia and noted that “open attacks of the radical forces of this country further degrade the Russia-Georgia relations.”