KGB of South Ossetia declares the threat of armed clash on the state border with Georgia

Fri, 08/11/2019 - 19:09

The state security Committee of the Republic of South Ossetia declares a dangerous trend associated with a sharp change in the operational situation on the state border with Georgia in the area of the settlement of Uista (Tsnelis), due to the unjustified use of firearms by Georgian law enforcement agencies, conducting reconnaissance using various modern UAV systems, exerting pressure on the population of the Georgian border settlements of Chorchana, Kobi and Koda in order to make groundless and provocative accusations against South Ossetia, as well as systematic misinformation of the Georgian population and the wider international community.

"In particular, on November 7 at 12.00 from the side of the village of Kobi of the Khashur municipality, from the place of deployment of additional forces of the Georgian police, 5-6 single shots and short bursts of automatic weapons were fired towards the state border of South Ossetia. November 8 at 7.30 from at a height of 903.2, located west of the village of Uista (Tsnelis) of the Znaur district of South Ossetia, 7-8 shots were fired in the immediate vicinity of the post of the KGB RSO. There are no victims and damage to the border infrastructure, "the KGB statement said on Friday.

In addition, the special service notes, on November 8 at 5.30 from the side of the village of Koda the Karel municipality was noticed, a small-sized military unmanned aerial vehicle appeared, which for some time barraged along the state border of South Ossetia, and then proceeded in the direction of the settlement. Abano (Georgia).

"Also, according to reports, on November 6, Georgian Interior Ministry officers tried to force local residents of the village of Chorchana, by analogy with the population of the village of Koda, to help them prepare and implement a staging on the allegedly penetrating the territory of Georgia by the South Ossetian intelligence group However, the population of the village of Chorchana refused, accusing the security forces of the artificially aggravating the situation, "the statement says.

In this regard, given the previously voiced information about the armed conflict of the Georgian population, of the settlement of Koda of the Karelian municipality with the Georgian Interior Ministry, the State Security Committee of the Republic of South Ossetia has noted the development of the so-called "Tsnelis crisis", inspired by the Georgian special services, "on the ascending line, with the actual threat of its escalation into armed clashes on the state border line."

"At the same time, the position of international observers of the European Union, who not only do not control the actions of the security forces of the Tbilisi regime deployed along the state border of South Ossetia and Georgia, but actually condone their provocative and destructive activities aimed at further escalating tensions, is particularly puzzling." , - the statement reads.

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