The so-called security service of occupied Tskhinvali responded to the killing of a Georgian citizen by the Russian occupation forces in the vicinity of Kirbali by saying that the so-called border violators were drunk and resisted the “border guards” during their arrest.
“While trying to arrest them, they resisted the border guards, threatening the life and health of the border guards. The border violators used an axe. Later, they tried to hit the border guard with a car and then leave for Georgia. To prevent these illegal actions and to prevent the illegal crossing of the state border of the republic of South Ossetia, the border guards fired a warning shot in the air and after the violators did not obey the legal orders, they opened fire on the tires of their car,” the statement reads.
They claim that one of the violators of the “border violators” was seriously wounded and was taken to the “territory of Georgia” in order to provide emergency medical assistance, while the other was arrested.
For information, according to the State Security Service of Georgia, a Georgian citizen was killed as a result of shooting by the Russian occupation forces near the village of Kirbali. According to the agency, the Russian occupation forces illegally detained another citizen of Georgia.
“On November 6, 2023, near the village of Kirbali, Gori municipality, in the occupied territory, during the attempt to illegally detain a local resident, a Georgian citizen died as a result of shooting by the Russian occupying forces, and another citizen was illegally detained.
Active communication is underway using all the tools available to the central government of Georgia”, reads the information disseminated by the State Security Service.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs launched an investigation under Articles 109 and 143 of the Criminal Code of Georgia (referring to premeditated murder and illegal restriction of freedom) regarding the kidnapping of an individual and murder of a Georgian citizen near the Kirbali village, Gori municipality as a result of shooting from the side of the representative of the Russian occupation forces.