The MFA of Russia issued a statement regarding the January 26 demonstration of European Georgia near the Russian Federation Interests Section at the Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Tbilisi and sent a letter of protest to the MFA of Georgia.
Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry A. Zaitsev expressed concern over the demonstration in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, saying that the main and backup power supplies to the building were cut off during the rally.
"I'm concerned about what happened. On January 26, the Georgian opposition staged an anti-Russian political rally near the building of the Swiss Confederation Embassy in Georgia where Russian Interest Section is located. Shortly before the start, the building was cut off from the main and backup power supplies.
In connection with the incident, the Section of Interests sent a note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia on the need for the Georgian authorities to strictly implement the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961. A similar message was sent by the Russian Foreign Ministry to the head of the Georgian interests department of the Swiss Confederation Embassy in Moscow.
Currently, the power supply of the section is fully restored.
We hope that the Georgian government will take all possible measures to prevent such incidents," Zaitsev said.
The Georgian government has not yet given an official response to Russia's appeal.