President: Violent action against police officers is unacceptable in any state

Violent action against police officers is unacceptable in any state, - President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili said when commenting on the developments in the Pankisi Gorge.

The President welcomed that the Minister of Internal Affairs could defuse the situation in the gorge.

"Violent action against police officers is unacceptable in any state, especially in a state which has occupied territories, and the stability and protection of borders of which are vitally important. It is welcome that the Minister of Internal Affairs was able to defuse the situation in the gorge," said the president.

Salome Zourabichvili noted that the construction of hydroelectric power stations should be based on complete geological survey, complex assessment of threats and public involvement.

“I hope that these criteria will be observed when carrying out important projects for the strengthening of our state in the future,” Salome Zurabishvili said.

Zurab Abashidze – We have not received information about possible suspension of trade relations with Russia from formal sources