Russian TV presenter Vladimir Pozner denies reports that he was fined for violating coronavirus-related restrictions in Georgia; he told "Ria-Novosti" about it.
Pozner has already returned to Moscow.
"Yes, I am in Moscow," he told the agency.
The journalist stressed that neither he nor his friends received fines.
"No one was fined," he said.
Vladimir Pozner and his guests left Georgia on a charter flight earlier than planned.
Vladimir Pozner arrived in Georgia to celebrate his birthday.
A protest followed the visit of the Russian journalist to Tbilisi.
Adjara Group owns The Rooms Hotel, where Pozner and his guests decided to stay; they published a statement and noted that they shared the spirit of the protest and condemned the occupation.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs states that Vladimir Pozner is a citizen of America and has not violated the law on occupation.
The hotel, Vinotel, where Vladimir Pozner and his friends had dinner, was fined by GEL 10,000 by the Labor Inspectorate.
Vladimir Pozner and his guests left the hotel through a police cordon.
Eggs were thrown at the Rooms Hotel, where Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner and his guests were staying.