Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug. 30 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili, who is in charge of crisis staff to conduct a special operation in the Lopota gorge said that the security forces managed to protect the country's border.
"We managed to secure both the protection of the state borders and the security of our citizens," Merabishvili said.
He said Georgia will never return to the time when it could not protect the safety of its citizens and order in the country.
"We continue economic development, and for this prerequisite is to ensure security," the prime minister said.
He thanked all the staff of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, who participated in the operation, and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families.
The Georgian Interior Ministry has been carrying out the operation to free the hostages and detain an armed group of saboteurs revealed near the border with Dagestan.
According to the information, a group of saboteurs who captured three groups of hostages consisting of civilians came through the border from Russia to Georgia. The group of hostages includes two or possibly three people. At the moment, all the hostages have been released.
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