Iakobashvili said the report was “part of series of lies and misinformation” by Russia, which aimed at misleading EU-funded war inquiry mission, led by Swiss diplomat, Heidi Tagliavini.
Spiegel reported on its website on March 21, that Russia handed over to the EU-funded war inquiry mission an intercepted presidential Order No. 2 issued by Saakashvili, which the Georgian side had refused to reveal to the mission, citing that the document was a state secret. According to the same report, which also appeared on Spiegel Online’s English version on March 23, controversial remarks by Georgian military official, Mamuka Kurashvili, who said late on August 7 that Georgia was launching an operation “to restore constitutional order” in the breakaway region was a quote from the Georgian presidential order issued earlier on the same day. (Civil.ge)
Will this canard never die?
Below is what Civil Georgia reported in 8 August in its entirety.
- Saakashvili under Pressure from EU Probe, By Uwe Klussmann - Der Spiegel