Levan Khabeishvili, the opposition United National Movement (UNM) party chair, urged citizens to assemble on Rustaveli Avenue in downtown Tbilisi at 7pm tonight to agree on an action plan.
Khabeishvili said that the involvement of everyone against the current government, which “protects Russian spies” was vital.
“We are not going to hand over our country to these Russians. If it is physically necessary, of course, we will fight; we will defend ourselves and respond adequately,” he said.
Last week, the US Department of State announced the designation of several individuals and entities in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, with former General Prosecutor of Georgia Otar Partskhaladze being one of those sanctioned.
The National Bank of Georgia yesterday issued a statement informing the public of the amendment to its regulation. The NBG claimed that “being guided by the Constitution of Georgia and the presumption of innocence, it considers that the Georgian citizen cannot be subjected to international sanctions in the absence of a conviction by a Georgian court.”