The State Security Service of Georgia announced on May 16 that the Russian occupying forces illegally detained a Georgian citizen in the occupied area near the village of Ergneti in the Gori Municipality.
The security service noted that the hotline mechanism of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) has been activated and international partners as well as the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions (GID) have been notified.
“The responsibility for the destructive actions committed in the occupied regions of Georgia, as well as along the occupation line, rests with the occupying power,” the State Security Service said adding that “all the existing mechanisms have been activated to ensure the prompt release of the illegally detained Georgian citizen.”
This is the fourth time in recent days that a Georgian citizen has been illegally detained near the Tskhinvali occupation line.
- 15/05/2023 – One Released and Another Georgian Citizen Detained Near Tskhinvali Occupation Line
- 15/05/2023- Georgian Citizen Released and Another Detained by Russian Occupying Force
- 11/05/2023 – Georgian Citizen Detained by the Russian Occupying Force