Embassy says German Prosecutor’s Office used ‘unclear formulation’ when calling Georgian gov’t ‘pro-Russian’

The German Prosecutor’s Office indicted a suspect for killing Khangoshvili in Berlin last year.


Agenda.ge, 19 Jun 2020 - 12:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Embassy of Germany to Georgia says that the Federal Prosecution of Germany used ‘unclear phrasing when it called the Georgian government ‘pro-Russian’ in the statement related to the murder of Georgian citizen of Chechen origin Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin. 

German Ambassador to Georgia Hubert Knirsch said that the wording ‘pro-Russian’ was how Khangoshvili characterised the Georgian government and not the Federal Prosecution of Germany, adding that the agency should have been more clear in the statement. 

He stated that German law enforcement agencies did not intend to characterise the Georgian government in any way, expressing worries that the wording sparked speculations and misinterpretation. 

The statement released by the German embassy said that Georgia is a ‘reliable partner of NATO and the EU.’ 

German MEP Viola von Cramon tweeted that German prosecutor’s office ‘chose words unfortunately when characterising the Georgian government as pro-Russian.’