The Georgian law enforcement bodies detained a column of trucks being in possession of CIS Collective Peacekeeping Forces. About 15 servicemen were traveling in the above-mentioned trucks. One of the trucks collided with a passenger mini bus. Several passengers of the mini bus received slight injuries.
The Georgian side has evaluated the aforementioned fact as a violation of mandate.
Sergey Chaban declared in an interview with the Russian news agencies that eight servicemen traveling in GAZ-66 detained by the Georgian police were released on Tuesday.
Chaban also added that the peacekeepers acted within the framework of their mandate.
Lt-Colonel Alexander Diordiyev, Assistant to the CIS PKF Commander, assessed the Tuesday detention of CIS peacekeepers as “another provocative act of the Georgian authorities against Russian
Merab Antadze: Russian Peacekeepers Roughly Violated Regulations
Merab Antadze told journalist before the cabinet meeting that such armed transportations ought to be agreed with the Georgian side.
“The Russian peacekeepers dislocated in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone violated their mandate,” noted Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The Georgian law enforcement bodies detained a column of trucks being in possession of CIS Collective Peacekeeping Forces. About 15 servicemen were traveling in the above-mentioned trucks. One of the trucks collided with a passenger mini bus. Several passengers of the mini bus received slight injuries. Khobi police released all the detainees.
Government Not To Tolerate Construction Of New Gas Pipeline On Territory Of De Facto South Ossetia
Zurab Noghaideli, Prime Minister of Georgia, told journalists about that while commenting the information about the construction of Dzarikau-Tskhainvali gas pipeline on the territory of North and South Ossetia.
“The government of Georgia is ready to construct five and even more such pipelines after the restoration of territorial integrity of Georgia,” remarked Zurab Noghaideli.
Merab Antadze, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, told journalists while making comments on the above-mentioned issue that the Georgian side has not received an invitation from the Russian Company “Itera” about organization of negotiations regarding the construction of Dzarikau-Tskhinvali gas pipeline.
According to him, any projects implemented on the territory of Georgia ought to be agreed with the government of Georgia.
Yuri Morozov, Prime Minister of South Ossetia, stated that the Russian Company “Itera” plans to construct gas pipeline and would hold negotiations with the Georgian side on the aforementioned issue.
Igor Khvorov Still Accuses Georgian Side Of August 06 Missile Incident
“There is no need to look for an enemy in the north; a provocateur must be found somewhere else,” stated Khvorov at a news conference held in Moscow.
“Most parts of the missile were absent from the place where it fell. Even considering that part of the unexploded missile was subsequently blown up, its fragments would usually remain, they would not disappear. We have been unable to find two thirds of the units that should have remained. Fragments had not damaged the trees around the impact point. This means the missile stuck into the earth without exploding, while it was technically supposed to have blown up. So could it have been buried there? We have received no answer,” he added.
According to him, the findings of two separate international investigatory groups, composed of western military experts, were politically motivated. Both groups alleged that an aircraft had entered Georgian airspace from the Russian Federation, dropped an anti-radar guided missile, which failed to explode, and returned to Russia on August 6.
Igor Khvorov was the member of the Russian investigatory group studying the case of the August 06 missile incident.