Georgian Special Services Say Georgian Unified Opposition Leaders Linked with Russian Intelligence Service
Georgia, Tbilisi / Trend corr N. Kirtskhalia / On 7 November, Georgian Rustavi2 TV showed a film made by Georgian special services, which confirms a connection between the leaders of the Unified Opposition and Russian intelligence service.
The film mainly included phone talks between opposition leaders (Shalva Natelashvili, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Levan Berdzenishvili and Giorgi Khaindrava) and Petr Solomatin, who is an employee of Russian Embassy in Georgia and a member of Russian foreign intelligence service. According to Georgian special services, the opposition's actions were regulated by Russian foreign intelligence through the son of Georgia's first President Tsotne Gamsakhurdia.
Rustavi2 broadcasted phone talks between Gamsakhurdia and opposition leaders. Gamsakhurdia was accusing the opposition of their failure to overthrow the authorities. "It is all over with you now. I know the authorities will apply serious measures to you," he said.
The company did not comment on the film.