President Shevardnadze Does Not Confirm the Release of Kidnapped Spaniard Businessmen

At today’s briefing, President Shevardnadze refused the fact of release of two Spaniard businessmen, kidnapped in November 2000. The information that they have been freed, was released by the Spanish TV channel “Anten 3”, based on the information by the Spanish news agencies.

President Shevardnadze stated that: “Even though number of kidnapped persons have been released, unfortunately, these two businessmen are not among them. Operative works are being held actively in this regard and we should expect their release in the nearest future”.