About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 12:49 - 31 Jul.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
S.Ossetia Claims it Holds Four Georgian Soldiers
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Jul.'08 / 12:07

The authorities in breakaway South Ossetia have claimed that they detained four servicemen of the Georgian army last night in the conflict zone.

According to the South Ossetian Press and Information Committee, the servicemen where detained close to the village of Okona in the Znauri district at the administrative border.

The South Ossetian side has named those allegedly arrested, saying all of them were “officers from the artillery brigade of the Georgian Ministry of Defense.”

One of the detainees is a colonel, one – corporal and two others – sergeants, according to the South Ossetian side.

“According to the preliminary information obtained during the investigation, the detainees were conducting a reconnaissance operation related with artillery fire correction,” the South Ossetian Press and Information Committee reported.

The Russian television stations aired footage showing South Ossetian militiamen escorting at least two handcuffed men in military uniforms inside the breakaway region’s Interior Ministry.

The Georgian Ministry of Defense has declined to comment.

In a separate incident on July 7 the Georgian side reported that its law enforcement agencies have prevented infiltration of a South Ossetian “group of saboteurs” on a Georgian-controlled by-pass road linking the Georgian villages in the north of Tskhinvali with the rest of Georgia.

Mamuka Kurashvili, a Georgian Ministry of Defense official in charge of overseeing peacekeeping operations in the conflict zones, alleged that the group of up to ten militiamen apparently aimed at placing mines on the by-pass road. He said that the Georgian side opened fire and the group was forced to retreat towards the nearby South Ossetian-controlled village. He has also claimed there apparently were casualties among the South Ossetian militiamen. The South Ossetian side has not yet commented on the incident.

Latest News
31 Jul.'14 12:49
1H GDP Growth 6% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 5.1% y/y in second quarter of 2014 after 7.1% y/y growth in the first quarter.
31 Jul.'14 12:36
Constitutional Reform Commission's Mandate Prolonged
Deadline for tabling draft of constitutional amendments extended from September to March.
31 Jul.'14 11:57
Georgian Diplomat: Scrapping Free Trade Treaty by Russia 'Not a Tragedy'
The move was expected, said Georgian PM’s special envoy for relations with Russia.
30 Jul.'14 23:58
In Hungary Saakashvili Comments on Charges Against Him
“Why do I need a political asylum?” ex-president said.
30 Jul.'14 22:39
Russia Plans to Suspend Free Trade Treaty with Georgia
The move comes after Georgia signed deep and comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU.
30 Jul.'14 21:17
Senior GD MP Responds to U.S. Senators' Statement on Charges Against Saakashvili
Foreign affairs committee chairman lays out authorities’ “objections” to four Senators’ statement.
30 Jul.'14 17:24
Verdict Delivered in Trial over 2008 Polling Day Blast in Khurcha
Former security official acquitted of terrorism, found guilty of exceeding official powers.
30 Jul.'14 11:59
President Convenes NSC over NATO
NSC meeting, scheduled for August 1, will be the first one since Margvelashvili became the president.
30 Jul.'14 09:52
U.S. 'Concerned' over Filing Criminal Charges Against Saakashvili
 “We are monitoring this and related cases closely,” Department of State said.
29 Jul.'14 16:26
PM on Filing Criminal Charges Against Saakashvili
“The process is absolutely open,” Garibashvili said, denying political motives behind the move.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
72