Russian occupants release Georgian journalists

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Russian occupants have released a TV production group of TV3 channel. Representatives of the Georgian side, EUMM, journalists and relatives of detainees met them at the Enrgneti checkpoint at the occupational line with Tskhinvali region.

On 15 April, the TV production group of TV3 channel – journalist Bela Zakaidze, cameramen Vakho Lekiashvili and technician Mikheil Mikhoev – was detained by Russian occupants in the village of Adzvi along the occupational line with Tskhinvali region. The TV production group was preparing a report about the administrative border being moved deeper into the Georgian-controlled territory when Russian occupants detained them and transferred to Tskhinvali pretrial detention facility. The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry accused Georgian journalists of staging a provocation.

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