Accused spies will be considered at Georgian and Russian special representatives’ meeting
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov. 20
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The issue of releasing those individuals accused in Russia of spying for Georgia will be considered within the next meeting of the Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative for the Russian- Georgian relations Zurab Abashidze with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.
Georgian Acting Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze made the announcement on Wednesday while answering parliamentary minority MP Nugzar Tsiklauri's question about the government's actions for releasing those individuals accused in Russia of spying for Georgia.
"This issue is being discussed as part of the Abashidze -Karasin negotiation format," Panjikidze said. "The details cannot be disclosed."
Abashidze and Karasin will sum up the work for the year during the meeting in Prague on November 21.
The first meeting of Russian and Georgian official representatives as part of the settlement of bilateral relations, was held in Geneva on December 14, 2012. Afterwards, the meetings were continued in Prague.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.