De facto Abkhazia says man who attacked Bank of Georgia branch in Zugdidi won’t be allowed into occupied region

The attacker is on the run and escaped from the bank with three hostages whom he later released. Photo: netgazeti., 22 Oct 2020 - 12:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

The de facto authorities of Georgia’s Russian-occupied Abkhazia region say the man who held up a Bank of Georgia branch in Zugdidi yesterday will not be allowed into the region. 

Sputnik cites the de facto authorities as saying that the attacker has not been mentioned near the occupied region so far. 

The attacker, who demanded half a million USD, released a Georgian regional police officer and the last three hostages in the forest of Kirtskhi village in Chkhotortsu municipality, near the Russian-occupied Abkhazia region. 

A search is being conducted for the man.