Moscow demanded from Tbilisi information about the murder of a Russian woman in Georgia

The Russian Foreign Ministry sent a note to the Georgian authorities with a request to provide all information on the progress of the investigation into the murder of Russian citizen Anastasia Shatalova in Tbilisi on October 18. This was reported by the Russian Interests Section at the Swiss Embassy in Georgia. The Russian Foreign Ministry is also asking for the assistance of its Georgian colleagues in the prompt transfer of the body of the deceased to her father, who arrived from Russia to bury his daughter in his homeland. The Tbilisi City Court chose detention as a preventive measure for all three suspects in the murder of Anastasia Shatalova.

“In close cooperation with the Georgian authorities, all necessary steps are being taken to protect the interests of the relatives of the deceased in Georgia, including her minor son, who has Russian citizenship. The Interests Section expresses condolences to the family and friends of Anastasia Shatalova, ”the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The Georgian Interior Ministry has charged three Georgian citizens with the murder of 27-year-old Shatalova. According to investigators, the killer of a young Russian woman, 33-year-old Bachuki Lataria, shot seven times at Anastasia Shatalova on Gazapkhuli Street in the center of the Georgian capital, where the victim lived. Lataria then fled the scene of the crime. But the suspect in the murder, as well as his alleged accomplices Bidzina Hasai and Levan Rajava, were soon detained by operatives thanks to the recordings of external surveillance cameras installed at the crime scene. According to the investigation, the killers were carrying out the order. All three suspects categorically deny their guilt.

Anastasia Shatalova has lived in Georgia since 2018. For a long time she was in litigation with her ex-husband, ex-vice-mayor of the city of Batumi, Zurab Beridze, because of their common son, who was raised by his mother. However, the investigation has no reason to suspect Beridze of ordering the murder of his ex-wife.

According to one of the versions considered in Tbilisi, a certain native of the North Caucasus, who was in conflict with Shatalova in Russia, could have ordered the murder.

George Dvali, Tbilisi

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