Georgian Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Russia Zurab Abashidze said that the Georgian government uses all the available mechanisms and formats to release Zaza Gakheladze, a Georgian citizen unlawfully detained by the occupied Tskhinvali regime.
According to Abashidze, Zaza Gakheladze’s case would be the central issue at the Geneva International Discussions.
“We use all the available possibilities, formats and tools to reach the result to the quite complex problem as soon as possible. We are mobilized at most,” Abashidze said.
Georgian citizen Zaza Gakheladze has been sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison by the de facto Supreme Court of the Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region. Zaza Gakheladze, a local of the Kvemo Chala village, Kaspi municipality, was detained and wounded in his leg at Skhvilo Fortress on July 11. The occupation regime charged Gakheladze for an attempt to cross the so-called border illegally and for the attempted murder of a Russian soldier.