Georgian journalists have violated the border of South Ossetia with the purpose of provocation - Russian Foreign Ministry

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:39

The available data suggest that three Georgian TV journalists intentionally and deliberately violated the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia, moving from the Georgian border village of Adzvi to the adjacent South Ossetian village, where they began filming the border infrastructure.

This is stated in the comments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, published today on the official website of the Ministry.
April 15, Russian border guards, who in accordance with the interstate agreement are guarding the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia with Georgia, detained three Georgian TV journalists on the South Ossetian territory. Under the current procedure, the detainees were handed over to the South Ossetian authorities.
"This can only be regarded as a planned action with a view to complicate the atmosphere of the Prague meeting between the State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin with Special Representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia Zurab Abashidze", - stressed the Foreign Ministry.
This it is not the first time that such provocations are carried out exactly on the eve of the regular Prague meeting. All this, as well as the recently spread tales about the "violations of Georgian airspace by Russian aircraft," testify that in the Georgian society continues the struggle between the forces that are striving to normalize relations with Russia, and those who share the course on the escalation of hostility pursued under Mikhail Saakashvili.

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