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A suspect in the assassination attempt on Ankvab arrested in Abkhazia

2012-05-04 14:08

As reported by the Caucasian Knot, Edlar Chitanava, who is accused of involvement in the assassination attempt on Ankvab in July 2007 and declared internationally wanted, detained in Abkhazia. 


July 9, 2007, an unknown fired at the car of prime minister of Abkhazia Ankvab from a grenade launcher en route from the town of Gudauta to his office in Sukhum. Ankvab received minor injuries.

As a result of operational activities undertaken by the State Security Service and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Abkhazia, Edlar Chitanava was arrested on April 28.

April 19, the General Prosecutor's Office charged him in absentia of involvement in the assassination attempt on Alexander Ankvab, which took place in Gudauta.

Currently, Edlar Chitanava testifies to the investigation about the circumstances of his involvement in the assassination attempt on Ankvab, the edition reported.

Recall, the sixth attempt on the President of Abkhazia was committed in the morning, February 22. The car of Alexander Ankvab was exploded during his way to Sukhum. After the blow, the attackers opened fire at his car. The President survived. 

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