Malashkhia: General Kitovani was recruited by Russian intelligence agencies
The head of the parliamentary commission to restore the territorial integrity of Georgia Shota Malashkhia accused former Defense Minister Tengiz Kitovani of working for the Russian special services.
As reported by the "Our Abkhazia", Malashkhia commented on the pre-election race in Abkhazia and an interview with Gen. Kitovani, in which he told about the alleged cooperation of the applicant for the post of president Alexander Ankvab with the Georgian security forces. According to the MP, this action is related to the fact that Tengiz Kitovani fulfilled the order of one of the Russian secret services, which want to compromise Ankvab.
"Kitovani has voiced the interests of the Kremlin factions, which did not wish Ankvab to become president of Abkhazia. But God knows which game plays Kitovani" - said Malaschhiya.
Recall, August 15 in Abkhazia a protest of supporters of presidential candidate of the Republic of Abkhazia Sergei Shamba was held. They made accusations against another presidential candidate Alexander Ankvab and demanded to investigate the activities of Ankvab during the prewar and war periods. The event was leaded by a veteran of World War II, an activist of campaign staff of Sergei Shamba - Timur Nadaraya.
Participants in the action were mostly members and veterans of military operations who expressed their distrust to Ankvab in their speeches. They accused him of transferring weapons, stored in the Interior Ministry, in the first days of war and, in addition, of betraying the interests of the Abkhaz people as well as aiding the Georgian authorities.
At the rally there also was made public an interview with former Defense Minister Tengiz Kitovani, in which he argues that Ankvab worked with the State Council of Georgia and handed them the important information of a military nature. Including - the data on attack of Abkhaz troops on March 16, 1993.