Thousands of people in the Georgian capital have been protesting for three nights.

Despite the ruling party's announcement, the opposition views the withdrawal of the draft law as a Russian-inspired attempt to derail Georgia's pro-European ambitions.

The ruling party's withdrawal of the controversial foreign agents bill was seen as a victory for the protesters.

The protesters see the bill as a threat to civil society.

Most Georgians see their country's future as part of Europe.

The protests saw pitched battles, water cannons, and tear gas.

Both Georgia and Ukraine were part of the Soviet Union, and the consequences of the USSR's collapse are still felt across the region.

Putin's policy aims to restore his influence in the region.

Georgians have made it clear they want no part of this policy.

The situation in Georgia and Ukraine has something in common.