Internal Affairs Ministry spreads a statement in connection with the operation undergoing in the Lopota valley:
"The main phase of the ongoing special operation in Lopota gorge has come to an end. Eleven bodies of the armed group members have been found. Some of them are citizens of Russian Federation from North Caucasus. Burial ceremonies of the armed group members will be held in accordance with their religious beliefs.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has a well-grounded supposition that some of the wounded members of the armed group may be hiding in the gorge.
Subversive group presumably consists of 20 (twenty) members. Police continues the search operation. The safety of population living in the gorge is ensured and they are not threatened with any danger," – is said in the statement. internet.ge