In Georgia will take the court in the case of the detained Ukrainians
12:17 Today, the Telegraph, Interfax-Ukraine Photo: sputnik-georgia.ru world news: Detained in Georgia, the Ukrainians stopped the hunger strike, the trial will take place in Tbilisi on 24 January.
The trial of detainees on December 2 last year in Tbilisi six Ukrainian citizens and one citizen of Georgia, former soldiers of the Ukrainian battalion “Donbass” will be held on January 24, reported on Friday to journalists by the lawyer, Giorgi Rostomashvili.
According to him, all the detainees deny the charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
“Detainees at the request of the family stopped the hunger strike going on in the prison institution more than 20 days. Unfortunately, the government of Ukraine has occupied a strange position in relation to their fellow citizens and still does not appeal to the Georgian authorities,” – said the lawyer .
Earlier it was reported that the former soldiers were detained at night on December 2 at hotel in Tbilisi. During the search of their rooms, police found two handguns and a homemade gun, and also ammunition and explosives.
The arrest of Ukrainians in Georgia: detainees announced a hunger strike
According to Georgian media, the former military arrived in Tbilisi on behalf of the ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili and former commander of the battalion “Donbass”, Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Seeds Semenchenko for the organization of armed provocations on the opposition rally on December 2 in the center of the Georgian capital.
According to representatives of the Main Prosecutor’s office of Georgia, this version is also considered a consequence.
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