Colonel Soso Israeli demand a ransom of one million dollars.
In Congo, the members of an illegal armed formation captured citizen of Georgia, another Georgian citizen was injured in the crash.
“22 Feb side of the Congo informed the Embassy of Georgia in Pretoria that in the incident, the opposition group has captured a citizen of Georgia, another citizen was wounded, although he’s out of danger and undergoing treatment in the city of Goma in Eastern Congo,” reads the MFA statement.
It is also reported that the official reason for the stay of Georgian citizens in the Congo is unknown.
In turn, the Georgian Ministry of defense said that they do not know the details of the case, as did not send the military in Congo.
According to Georgian media, 27 January 2017, the rebels in the Congo shot down two helicopters of the air force of this country, one of them was ruled by a Georgian Colonel in the reserve Soso Israeli. The pilot was captured, and now the rebels asked for his release one million dollars.
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