Leading Georgian TV channel “Rustavi 2” Giorgi Gabunia, on Sunday evening on the set of the author’s program “PS” in a disrespectful tone appealed to President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Gabunia used foul language, which caused dissatisfaction of the audience. In his speech he, in particular, suggested that the Russian President “get out of Georgia with their slaves.”
Hundreds of Tbilisi residents came to the building of the TV channel with the requirement to dismiss the master and Director of the TV channel nick Gvaramia. They tried to break into the office of “Rustavi 2” and threw his water bottles and eggs
At night, the channel stopped broadcasting, and resumed only on Monday morning, at 7:30 (6:30 GMT). Nika Gvaramia has called on the team to get back to the office and called on the government to perform the duties imposed by law and to protect all employees of “Rustavi-2”.
Later, the channel apologized for the profanity in the air. However, the General Director of the TV company Nika Gvaramia, condemning the use of profanity, said that he fully agrees with the pathos of the statement of the host and does not intend to apologize for profanity against Putin, writes “Echo of the Caucasus”.
Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze called the incident “disgusting provocation”. In his Twitter, he wrote:
“What we’ve seen today is in the air “Rustavi-2″ is a disgusting provocation and attempt to destabilize our country. This is totally unacceptable!”.