The United States (US) is deeply concerned by the death of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili during his February 22 arrest and detention in the Russian-occupied Georgian territory of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).
The United States calls for a full account of the circumstances of the tragic incident and continues to encourage all sides to agree on additional measures to strengthen mutual confidence and transparency in the region”, US Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert said at yesterday’s press briefing.
Below you can watch the video of the briefing.
.@statedeptspox: US is concerned by the death of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili during his Feb. 22 arrest & detention in the Russian-occupied Georgian territory of South Ossetia. US is also concerned by the arrest of Georgian citizens Levan Kutashvili & Ioseb Pavliashvili. pic.twitter.com/CcWDXFJLpc— Department of State (@StateDept) February 27, 2018
Expressing condolences to Tatunashvili’s family, Nauert said the United States is also deeply concerned by the arrest of other Georgian citizens Levan Kutashvili and Ioseb Pavliashvili.
The US also calls for them to be allowed to return freely across the administrative boundary line (ABL).