The Ministry of Internal Affairs responds to media reports that Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner and his guests visiting Georgia have not been fined. According to the agency, the mentioned information is not valid.
In order to prove that Pozner and his accomplices were fined, the Ministry of Internal Affairs publishes a receipt of the fine.
"Misinformation is spread by various media outlets that those who visited Georgia on March 31 of this year, who violated the rules of isolation and quarantine, were not fined.
Due to the high public interest, we publish the receipt of the administrative fine, and here, we clarify once again that for violating the rules of isolation and quarantine the employees of the Patrol Police Department, fined 32 people following Article 42 (10) of the Code of Administrative Offenses. Those fined paid the amount, and then they left the country," the statement said.
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