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Georgian official says mutiny under way

Georgian official says mutiny under way

Georgia's defense minister says a mutiny is under way at military base near the capital.
David Sikharulidze said in televised remarks Tuesday that several hundred army personnel were ignoring orders at the tank battalion base, around 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Tbilisi.
He said among the mutineers were civilians who had no relation to the batallion.
Georgia's Interior Ministry spokesman says the mutiny is being organized by a former special forces commander and has the support of Russia. Shota Utiashvili says that several suspected coup plotters have been arrested.


Updated : 2021-04-15 18:45 GMT+08:00