MIA Special Purpose Units to be Deployed at Abkhaz Border
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 13 Sep.’08 / 19:20
A special purpose unit of the Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) will be deployed in the village of Ganmukhuri at the administrative border of Abkhazia, Vano Merabishvili, the interior minister, said on September 13.
The move comes after a Georgian policeman was killed in the village earlier on September 13. Georgia reestablished its administration in the village last week.
“We have decided that our special purpose units will get back to their previous positions [held at the Abkhaz administrative border before the launch of hostilities in August] to protect this zone,” Merabishvili told journalists. “So far only policemen were controlling movements there. We will do our best to prevent further casualties and to protect safety of those people who returned back to their homes in Ganmukhuri and in other adjacent villages.”