Ukraine’s police publishes video of killing Georgian “No. 1 terrorist”

Ukraine’s police publishes video of killing Georgian “No. 1 terrorist”

The shootout with Shota Chichiashvili occurred in the village of Khotyanovka.

The Kiev National Police posted a video on Facebook from the site of the shootout in the village of Khotyanovka, the Kiev Region, during which Shota Chichiashvili, the “No.1 terrorist” from Georgia, was killed.

The video shows the footage of operational shooting from the place of the shootout, as well as a briefing of law enforcement officials.

“After the video of the special operation in Khotyanovka was published, no one will have any doubts about the legality of the actions of the police who used the weapons to kill,” head of the Kiev police Andrey Kryshchenko said.

According to him, the special operation was properly planned, but it was not possible to avoid getting wounded – the terrorist returned fire and wounded two commandos, who were hospitalized.

As the CrimeRussia wrote, Shota Chichiashvili served in the special forces of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs and was dismissed from there for “inconsistency with his position.”

After the dismissal, he moved to the Pankisi Gorge, known for the fact that during the war in Chechnya militants often hid there. There, Chichiashvili organized a kidnapping “business.” In particular, he is responsible for the abduction of employees of the International Red Cross, a British businessman, entrepreneurs from Spain, as well as a Georgian priest and special forces officer. 

In addition, Chichiashvili was involved in the illicit trafficking of firearms, robberies and robberies, including against police officers and members of parliament. According to the Ministry of State Security of Georgia, in the Pankisi Gorge, he led several criminal groups at once. 

In 2001, Chichiashvili, put on the wanted list, fled from Georgia to Russia. Two years later, he was detained in Moscow and subsequently handed over to the Georgian authorities.

In 2005, Chichiashvili was sentenced to 22 years in prison. However, not having served even half his term, in 2013 he was released ahead of schedule as a result of an amnesty announced by the new leadership of the country.

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