TBILISI, DFWatch–A Russian plane overflew Georgian-controlled territory briefly on Thursday, Georgia’s Interior Ministry confirmed.
The plane, of the model Antonov An-2, flew over the village Khurcha near the de facto border with the breakaway region Abkhazia.
Locals say the plane went back after about ten minutes.
Director of the Interior Ministry’s Department for Analysis Gocha Ratiani said the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) has been informed about the incident.
Deputy Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaniani said the government will study what happened and all the circumstances surrounding the overflight, and inform all international bodies, including the other parties in the Geneva talks – regular meetings among the warring parties in the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.
The incident took place before Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili met with locals in Khurcha, according to Interpressnews.