“Restrictions on free movement imposed by the occupation regime, which grossly violates and disregard fundamental human rights, are inadmissible,” President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili said in a statement.
“It is alarming that the lives of innocent and peaceful people sacrifice as they try to overcome the difficulties caused by the severe humanitarian crisis in occupied Abkhazia. The occupation regime bears full responsibility for today’s tragedy. I sympathize with the families of the victims and share their grief,” Salome Zourabichvili wrote.
Rescue teams pulled the drowned bodies of three people from the Enguri River near the village of Shamgona in the Zugdidi Municipality. The citizens were trying to cross the Enguri river from the Tagiloni village in the Russia-occupied Abkhazia to Shamgona village on the Georgia-controlled territory.