President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili said today that although the Georgian government has “neutralized” one network of the Russian intelligence in Georgia, similar groups are operating in breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia, online magazine Civil Georgia reports.
Saakashvili reportedly said that Tbilisi still had this kind of networks on the territories, that the Georgian authorities still did not control, a very small part of mountainous region of South Ossetia and also 70 per cent of territory of Abkhazia. He added that lately Tbilisi restored control over 30 per cent of Abkhazia [referring to upper Kodori Gorge]. So on these territories there still are this kind of intelligence networks, according to Saakashvili. Civil Georgia writes that the President vowed “to find them, get them and held them responsible”. He also denied allegations of the Abkhaz authorities that Georgia was mobilizing its troops on the Senaki military base in western Georgia, online magazine says.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Saakashvili Vows to Hunt Down Spies in S. Ossetia and Abkhazia