Spy scandal in Georgia is provoked by Americans – expert
Vladislav Shurygin, the Russian military expert, claimed that scandal with detention of a group of spies in Georgia, who were allegedly working for Russia, was provoked with America's involvement.
"Considering the recent scandals in the USA, when the whole our group was arrested and then handed over to us, and considering that Americans most closely supervise Georgian special forces and constantly monitor the situation, I wont be surprised if there's something serious behind it, because, undoubtedly, it's not without American assistance," he said - Osinform.
The detained are suspected of attempts to get information about purchases of the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Defense of Georgia, as well as personal data about some high ranks. According to a source, they are also suspected of attempts to expand the network of spies.
Mass media messages say two of the detained are ethnic Armenians, entrepreneurs from Batumi, who allegedly received a considerable sum from a "guest from Russia". Interior Ministry of Russia still has no detailed information about the scandal. Interior Ministry of Georgia makes no comments, but spokesman Shota Utiashvili promises the topic will be touched upon at the briefing on November 5th .