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European Union Monitoring Mission Statement on the death of Mr. Archil Tatunashvili

On 23 February, the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) learned about the death of Mr. Archil Tatunashvili. The EUMM wishes to extend its condolences to the family of the deceased. 

The EUMM, in its monitoring capacity and in line with its mandate, continues to follow developments closely. The Mission Hotline has been and continues to be actively used for communication regarding this tragic event.

The EUMM believes that it is of paramount importance to establish cooperation so all necessary documentation is exchanged to ascertain the cause of death of the deceased. The Mission looks forward to full, thorough and transparent examinations into the death of Mr Tatunashvili.

The EUMM stands ready to support ongoing investigations and to facilitate discussions through the Ergneti Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism, which is co-chaired by the EUMM and the OSCE, or any other appropriate format participants may agree to. 

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