MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. The leader of the oppositional party Democratic Movement - United Georgia, Nino Burjanadze, has apologized for the anti-Russian provocation that took place during a session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy in the Georgian parliament’s building last summer.
"I’m not afraid of apologizing for that absolutely outrageous incident. I’m sorry for interrupting you, but I will not let you finish your phrase until I’ve presented my apologies, because I believe that it was a disgrace for the Georgian people and the Georgian state in the first place," Burjanadze said at a meeting with the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Russia’s Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachyov.
Kosachyov thanked Burjanadze for this remark.
On June 20, a crowd of several thousand staged an anti-Russian demonstration in front of the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi. The police dispersed the demonstrators. The clashes occurred following a row inside the Georgian parliament over the participation of Russian State Duma member Sergei Gavrilov and other Russian delegates in the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. Angry members of the opposition forced their way into the hall and upset the meeting.