Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Chancellor of the State Security Committee Alexandre Lomaia re-confirmed the readiness of the government of Georgia to open the process of exchange of the Russian-Georgian war prisoners. According to him, the nominees for the working group were already listed from both sides and pointed to the neccessity of adhering the principle all-in-all. The vice minister of defence Batu Qutelia declared that the Russian side offered the non-accurate list of the war prisoners and the real figure of the Russian prisoners is considerably less. As Qutelia stressed, Moscow tries to manipulate with the issue, as long as it enables her to delay the process of withdrawal of the Russian occupational forces from the territory of Georgia.