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Georgian president says mutiny isolated

Georgian president says mutiny isolated

President Mikhail Saakashvili says a mutiny in a tank battalion based near Georgia's capital is an isolated case and the situation in the country is fully under control.
The defense minister says the base where the mutiny occurred Tuesday has been sealed off.
The mutiny followed an announcement by the Interior Ministry that it had uncovered a Russia-supported plot to overthrow the government and had arrested the suspected organizer.
Saakashvili said in a televised address that the government was taking the mutiny seriously but it was an isolated incident. He said the situation in the country was under control.
The president has been the target of more than three weeks of street protests by opposition demonstrators demanding he resign.


Updated : 2021-08-05 01:07 GMT+08:00