The family of UK citizen John Scott admitted that he was killed in actions between Chechen militants and Russian Federal Forces in Ingushetiya (the republic in the North Caucasus, bordering on Chechnya) on Thursday, the British BBC was quoted as reporting on Saturday.
"He decided to make this last trip, which proved lethal, fully conscious of its extreme danger," says the family's statement, issued on Friday.
The management of the Front Line News Agency, quartered in London, which was the customer for the information about Chechen militants in the Pankisi Gorge, acknowledged on Friday that the passport number and other details, reported by official Russian representatives, were identical to the personal information on John Scott, filed in the agency.
The Georgian Embassy to Great Britain officially acknowledged the granting of visa to British citizen John Scott, whose body was found the day before at the site of actions between Chechen militants and the Russian Federal Forces near the Galashki village in Ingushetiya.
The visa was granted to Scott in May this year, said the consular department of the embassy. The Briton produced a letter, signed by the management of the Front Line News, requesting to allow Scott to visit Georgia for news coverage. According to the visa, the British reporter was allowed to enter Georgia two times and to stay in the country only for two months.