“Another fake news about Georgia and its strategic partners, the United States and the European Union, has been spread in the Russian media,” reads the statement of the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili.
One of the Russian media outlets published a fabricated letter saying Georgian President received a letter from Vice President of the European Commission Margarita Shinas, said the statement.
The article under the title — “Georgia benefits from provocations against Russia” — was published by gosnovosti.
In the forged letter, Margarita Shinas thanks Georgian President for supporting the initiative to establish a refugee camp on the territory of Georgia.
“Russia’s another attempt to discredit Georgia’s relations with its strategic partners at the international level is outrageous.
By spreading hoax news, Russia tries to create mistrust in the Georgian people towards the government, stir up anti-Western sentiments and made up false beliefs of threats from a friend and neighbouring countries.
I urge our partners in the European Union to strongly condemn Russia’s provocative attempts aiming at hindering the development of relations between Georgia and the European Union,” stressed the President.