US State Department calls for full account of Georgian man’s tragic death in occupied Tskhinvali

IDFI said Georgia lost lost control of 135 residential sites in Tskhinvali after 2008 Russian-Georgian war. Photo by N. Alavidze/, 28 Feb 2018 - 11:38, Tbilisi,Georgia

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.

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).

  • Read more about the tragic death of the Georgian citizen and detention of two others in occupied Tskhinvali here.