President Admits Some Chechen Insurgents Came from Pankisi

President Shevardnadze stated today that  some Chechen fighters penetrated Abkhazia from Pankisi valley, Georgia.

“I do not exclude that some Kists from Pankisi valley possibly participate in clashes in Abkhazia”, President Shevardnadze stated on October 15th. Kists are Georgian citizens of Chechen descent living in Pankisi mountainous gorge, Eastern Georgia.