The Georgian authorities have linked the fall of the national currency with the scandalous antics of journalist Georgy Gabunia the TV channel “Rustavi 2”.
Wednesday, July 31, the exchange rate of the Georgian lari has established a new record: the cost of one dollar of 2.97 lari, reports “Russian Dialogue“.
After the start of rallies in the capital of Georgia, the lari exchange rate against the dollar fell by 2.5%. In may, the value of the dollar was of 2.72 gel.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for infrastructure and regional development of the Republic Maya Tskitishvili thinks that the depreciation of the national currency due to the unstable political situation in the country caused by protests and with the obscene remarks of the journalist Georgy Gabunia the address of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on air of TV channel “Rustavi 2”.
In her words, it all turned sanctions in the field of tourism, so now there is the situation around the gel. The official is confident that “Rustavi 2” and the opposition political party “United national movement” are the ones responsible for the destabilization of the economic situation in the country.