Provocations of Georgian side in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone are continuing

Fri, 14/03/2008 - 15:52

On 13 March 2008 beginning from 20:45 for about 15-20 minutes from the direction of gardens between the observation post of Russian peacekeepers «Eredvi» and Georgian peacekeepers observation post was delivered fire in direction of Georgian peacekeepers OP, as assistant of JPKF commander on links with media Yuri Vereschak reported to «Res» correspondent. According to him «in response Georgian JPKF OP opened warning fire. Russian JPKF OP did not participate in skirmish. In the result of the incident an inhabitant of Eredvi village L. Beruashvili was accidentally wounded and delivered to Gori hospital».
«As the fire proceeded from the direction between observation posts it assumingly had as its object to provoke shoot out between Russian and Georgian JPKF observation posts. An instigator of the skirmish was not ascertained. The fact was investigated by tripartite monitoring group and OSCE mission. JPKF headquarters notes that the incident was obviously of provocative character, aimed at provoke clash between peacekeeping posts»-added Yuri Vereschak.

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