US Embassy releases statement

We encourage the implementation of the Court’s ruling in a manner that is fair, apolitical, and allows for a multitude of opinions to be represented in the media, it is said in a statement released by the US Embassy to Georgia.

According to the statement, freedom of speech and a media landscape representative of a plurality of views are foundations of democracy.

“We have watched carefully the situation related to the July 18 ruling of the European Court of Human Rights on Rustavi 2.

Freedom of speech and a media landscape representative of a plurality of views are foundations of democracy. We encourage the implementation of the Court’s ruling in a manner that is fair, apolitical, and allows for a multitude of opinions to be represented in the media.

The United States remains committed to helping Georgia protect freedom of speech and preserve a diverse media landscape,” the statement reads.

Zurab Abashidze – We have not received information about possible suspension of trade relations with Russia from formal sources