Georgian Interior Ministry explains appearance of Russian military vehicles in Tbilisi
Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 25
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The Russian military vehicles seen in Tbilisi pose no danger to Georgia, the Head of the Department of Public Relations of the Georgian Interior Ministry Nino Giorgobiani said.
She went on to add that the Interior Ministry has complete information in this regard.
The appearance of photos of the column of Russian military vehicles on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi on the social networks of Georgia caused great alarm. Concerned users of social networks wrote that a column of Russian military vehicles with transit numbers were allegedly headed for the Russian military base in Gyumri in Armenia.
"The social networks spread photos of trucks with Russian transit numbers," said Giorgobiani. "The Interior Ministry has full information on these trucks. They have no military purpose and pose no threat to Georgia and neighboring countries. The trucks were purchased by a private person in the Russian Federation. They have been assigned with transit numbers, which prohibit traveling to a third country. The owner of these vehicles has been identified. The vehicles are in Tbilisi for sale of spare parts."
Meanwhile, one of the leaders of the ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement Party Givi Targamadze said that these vehicles can be used for wiretapping of embassies and diplomatic missions of member countries and partners of NATO, which are located in Tbilisi.
"These are specialized vehicles of communication that are intended namely for this purpose," he said.
Edited by CN