Petre Kalashnikov, who was illegally detained by the Russian occupation forces, is free and is in the territory controlled by the central government, according to the State Security Service of Georgia.
According to the agency, in the process of releasing Petre Kalashnikov from illegal imprisonment, both the hotline mechanism operating with the direct involvement of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, as well as all the relevant tools at the disposal of the central government, were actively used.
"The central government of Georgia was constantly providing information to international partners.
The issue was raised by the central government of Georgia within the framework of Geneva International Discussions and Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) formats.
Responsibility for all destructive actions carried out in the occupied regions of Georgia and along the occupation line rests with the occupying power.
The central government, together with international partners, continues to work actively to release all citizens of Georgia who are illegally detained in the occupied territories," reads the information.