The Georgian Interior Ministry says it has uncovered a plan to overthrow the government, hatched by former military top brass.
Troop mutiny now ‘under control’, Saakashvili says
Tuesday 05 May 2009
Troops staged a mutiny on the eve of NATO military exercises, prompting the government to accuse Russia of backing a coup attempt. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says the situation is now “under control”.
AFP – Georgian troops mutinied Tuesday on the eve of NATO exercises in the ex-Soviet republic, prompting the government to accuse Russia of backing an attempted coup, including a plan to kill the president.
President Mikheil Saakashvili said the situation was “under control” after an attempt at a “large-scale mutiny” and the defence ministry said it was in talks with the rebellious troops.