Adviser of Russian Embassy in Latvia accused in attempt on life of Mikhail Saakashvili

Adviser of Russian Embassy in Latvia accused in attempt on life of Mikhail Saakashvili
# 21 October 2008 09:46 (UTC +04:00)
Riga–APA. Former head of Russian Central Electoral Commission, Ambassador of Russia in Latvia, Alexander Veshnyakov named false the information that the Adviser of the Russian Federation Embassy in Latvia, Alexander Khapylov, was involved in espionage scandal during his work in Georgia, online paper Delfi reports.
According to Veshnyakov, last days from the serve of Georgian journalists (and perhaps not only them), a spy scandal "started to be blown out in mass-media of Latvia". Probably, someone is very much dissatisfied with the work of the Russian Embassy exposing lies of official Tbilisi on events in South Ossetia and Georgia. One does not also like the aspiration of Russia and pragmatic forces in Latvia to develop our interstate cooperation", declared Veshnyakov. Russian Embassy in Riga has issued a special statement on the issue today.
Last night, the Latvian TV3 program Nothing Private reported that the Adviser of the Russian Embassy in Latvia, Alexander Khapylov, was caught performing military espionage when working in Georgia. It is not excluded that the official has been keeping working in the same direction, the TV program said. According to TV3, in Latvia Khapylov is dealing with protection of the rights of compatriots. However, during diplomatic service in Georgia he collected data of military character, according to journalist of the Georgian TV channel Rustavi 2, Tenghiz Gotovoshvili. Khapylov had to leave the Caucasus following his trouble with the Georgian special services, the Georgian journalist told TV3.
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