According to the State Security Service, Lasha Khetereli, illegally detained by the occupation forces in Tskhinvali, is free.
"The State Security Service was in constant communication with Lasha Khetereli through the hotline. The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) was directly involved in this process.
The issue of Lasha Khetereli's illegal detention and his immediate release has been regularly raised by the Georgian central government in the format of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) and the Geneva International Discussions," reads the statement.
According to the State Security Service, they continue to work for the release of other illegally detained persons.