Georgian peasant, 54, detained at occupation line

Talks about release of the detained Georgian citizen are ongoing through EUMM hotline currently., 18 May 2014 - 20:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

A 54-year-old Georgian peasant has been detained by Russian occupants in Tamarasheni, a South Ossetian village.

A Kareli municipality representative told journalists Russian soldiers had left their post and travelled 60-80m into Georgian-controlled territory last night.

The Analytical Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said 54-year-old Otar Kokoshvili mistakenly crossed administrative border, as there were not barbed wire fences or signs marking the territory.

Kokoshvili has been taken to a detention cell while negotiations are taking place via the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) hotline.