Reports: Georgia Arrests 20 Alleged Russian Spies
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 29 Oct.'10 / 18:10

Reuters reported on Friday evening, citing unnamed Georgian security sources, that 20 people have been arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia.

According to the report detainees, all Georgian citizens, are suspected of creating a spy network and delivering secret information to Russia.

Details remain sketchy and the Interior Ministry representative declined to comment.

“We do not comment on the matter; I can neither confirm nor deny [the report],” Shota Utiashvili, head of the information and analytical department of the Georgian Interior Ministry, told

No official comment is expected about the report until next week.

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