According to the de facto regime of occupied Abkhazia, the person who attacked the bank in Zugdidi will not be able to cross the so-called border.
The unrecognized regime claims that the Enguri checkpoint is closed, and no one can enter the area.
"The Abkhaz State Border Guard Service, together with Russia, will take all necessary measures to prevent crime from entering Abkhazia," the so-called representative of the State Security Service of Abkhazia Rustam Latipov stated.
Sputnik reports that the so-called Security Council Secretary Sergei Shamba responded to the version that the attacker went in the direction of occupied Abkhazia, saying he had no information about the hijacker's car moving to Abkhazia.
Yesterday, on October 21, an armed person entered the Zugdidi branch of the Bank of Georgia and took 43 people hostage. He demanded a helicopter, a security corridor, and $ 500 000; otherwise, he threatened to kill the hostages.
Late last night, the kidnapper left the building with three hostages and $ 500,000. All three hostages were released at dawn, and the kidnapper fled the scene. It was reported that the attacker was planning to cross into the territory of occupied Abkhazia.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as a result of a special police operation, all hostages have been released, their lives and health are not in danger. According to the agency, law enforcers are continuing intensive operative-investigative and search measures to arrest the perpetrator.