Tedo Dzhaparidze, secretary of the Georgian National Security Council, has come up with a very hopeful statement that "the most active phase" of an anti-crime operation will begin in the Pankisi gorge "in a day or two." Georgia calls "anti-crime operation" its phoney struggle against international terrorists, whose bases are found in the Pankisi gorge.
In a conversation with journalists on Tuesday, Dzhaparidze assured them that the Georgian authorities are expecting "tangible results".
The secretary of the Georgian Security Council had to admit what is long known and what Tbilisi has been stubbornly negating all the time. "Some members of the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation and involved persons are found in the Pankisi gorge," said Dzhaparidze. Georgia's law enforcement bodies are taking measures to detain them, he said. No results have, so far, been reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov