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Relations worsen following Georgian protests and insults against Russia.

Georgia and Russia have had a tense relationship for decades, stretching back to the days of the Soviet Union.
Relations are worsening, 11 years after the two countries fought a war over disputed regions.
An invitation for a Russian politician to speak in Georgia’s parliament provoked riots in Tbilisi.
Regular protests since have demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops from the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
President Vladimir Putin responded by banning Russia’s airlines from flying to Georgia.
And Russian MPs demanded trade sanctions, after a Georgian TV host launched a foul-mouthed tirade at Putin.
What can be done to calm the tension?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay

Guests:
Tornike Gordadze – Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia

Domitilla Sagramoso – Lecturer at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London

Pavel Felgenhauer – Russian Defence and Military Analyst

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Ronzig the Wizard
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Ronzig the Wizard

And this guy thinks that trade with the West is less susceptible to aggressive sanctions. I guess he hasn't looked at what's happening all over the world where The US and a little less so The UK and France are attacking both economically and militarily countries all over the world. In comparison Russia does very little economic or military attacks and almost all are to secure the safety and security of Russian populations in some of the neighboring countries where Russian portions of the populations seek support.

Andres Podra
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Andres Podra

I dont want Russia and Georgia to be friends. I hope Russia will totally embargo Georgia and close all political and cultural ties. First reason is because they are warmongers. The constantly abused minorities (Russians, osetians, abkhaz) in their own country. They supported terrorism in Russia (Chechen wars, Tzinkhval valley). While Russia gave them money to build resorts and economy they gave mostly criminals. Russians saved them from total genocide from Turks and Persians, they were only 40 000. And they gave Russia Stalin and Beria instead. I hope Russia will just leave them alone, Turks will take them over… Read more »

S M
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S M

I'm Georgian, and looking at some of the comments claiming Georgia started all this, are hostile and deserve all the bad things is just ridiculous. So I won't even try to argue with those people because their skulls are apparently too thick and we've all been taught to not argue with idiots. Now about the relations of the two:Can they ever have civil relations? Maybe.Can they ever be friends? Absolutely not!Your nation can't be friends with the country who occupied your territories and declared them as independent states while operating military bases and even kidnapping Georgian citizens(based on some suspicious… Read more »

Christopher O'Neil
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Christopher O'Neil

All aboard the midnight train to Georgia !

Sabiha Sharmin
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Sabiha Sharmin

Why don't they taking any step against this???

LineOfCars
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LineOfCars

Can Georgia not be so hostile towards Russia is only question

aa898246
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aa898246

stalin was georgian

Kerza AG
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Kerza AG

No. Georgia is too cucked by NATO and the USA.

Lorelai loves Jesus
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Lorelai loves Jesus

Can they? Yes! But will they? 😒

Tube Mad
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Tube Mad

Great Georgia and i love Georgian people 🇬🇪

sahil raza
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sahil raza

PUTIN PLS DON'T FORGET THIS is AMERICA AND ISREAL plan For DOING WEAK RUSSIA AND You. All Thinks are created by AMERICAN AND JEWS ISREALI.

Shubhankar Nyamane
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Shubhankar Nyamane

Plz write a date also….Thank u for ur information

outlander
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outlander

I feel stupid I'm thinking Georgia in the south of America lol

Jonathan Still
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Jonathan Still

Subterfuge……..sounding familiar here in the States too ?

mujammel Ahmed 777
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mujammel Ahmed 777

Ass…m
Sot kormo sil der satheto biso zogter palon kotra a6en.
Tar wyada sroto✋✍☝️.
Ass…m

Død
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Død

Gordadze says everything correctly

Denis Cabana
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Denis Cabana

The Georgians need to ask themselves who is putting food on their tables.

Denis Cabana
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Denis Cabana

NATO is trying to get regime change in Georgia. Too bad forGeorgia.Soon to be a failed state.

Denis Cabana
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Denis Cabana

The Georgian will end up like Ukraine ,if they keep it up.Afaiked

Denis Cabana
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Denis Cabana

Cia action .The yanks are at it again.

Intelligence Officer
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Intelligence Officer

Putin is good in Ruling as a dictator but Dumb in economy. Bullshit corrupt leader

Sweet Hooligan
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Sweet Hooligan

atrakebt

solo. Loco.
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solo. Loco.

Amor y paz y gobiernos corruptos deben acavar y no inporta quien sea presidente putin 🔱 🔱 🔱 🔱 🔱 🔱 líder mundial para un megor futuro y paz

Sergey Arutyunyan
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Sergey Arutyunyan

Thank you for different points of view.

P J
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P J

No! Russia is evil & you can never strike a deal with a demonic devil lest you get burned!

Lamar Azmoe
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Lamar Azmoe

Russia better do what the United States would do, hire thugs to pretend they are the majority, arm them to the teeth and act as if they're the victims while killing the opposition to install a pro-Russian regime

not today
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not today

Georgians are truly blood thirsty people, they are the same as Stalin. That's why South Ossteians wanted to separate. Truly bad bad people in Georgia, highly aggressive

Flying Dutchman
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Flying Dutchman

They can!
It only takes to get Rid of the Zionic Fake Jews !
That will solve all troubles!

Tim Lý
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Tim Lý

Changing itself is the key to success! One day Georgians can reclaim the lost territories and more.Big or small, if the leadership is corrupt, they cause the country weak, divided and failed. Even the superpower like the USA can fail, like in Vietnam, or the collapse of the USSR. Learn the success of Japan, Singapore, Poland, West Germany, South Korea.Georgia should focus on the economy, education serving its people. Also, build the democratic institutions and culture which did not exist under the communists. In the long run, it will have better leadership serving the country. Then, no Putin or any… Read more »

vinm300
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vinm300

Russia is hated by all its neighbours.
Who can blame them : Stalin killed 30 million (including Russians)
and crushed any dissent in an effort to enslave them to the will of
the Kremlin. It was a period of unimaginable death.
Now Putin was to spread Moscow Mafia corruption and dictatorship,
dressed up as faux-democracy.