About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 00:27 - 9 Feb.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgia reports Shootout in S.Ossetia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 29 Jul.'08 / 09:56

Georgian posts in the South Ossetian conflict zone came under fire from South Ossetian militias overnight and early on July 29, Rustavi 2 TV and the Georgian Public Broadcaster reported.

According to the reports, posts located on the Sarabuki heights were attacked. No one was injured, the reports said. The South Ossetian side has yet to comment.

A group of officials from the Georgian Ministry of Defense, including Deputy Minister Ramaz Nikolaishvili, visited the conflict zone on July 28. The Georgian MoD reported that the delegation also visited, as it put it, “the strategic height” of Sarabuki and placed the Georgian national flag there.

In a separate incident, the Russian command of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces stationed in the conflict zone said late on July 28 that South Ossetian militiamen had prevented peacekeepers and OSCE observers from monitoring the village of Cholibauri. The Georgian side has claimed that South Ossetian militiamen are setting up military fortifications in an area close to the village.

“They [the South Ossetian militiamen] threatened us at gunpoint and even fired several shots into the air over the observers’ heads,” Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies quoted Vladimir Ivanov, a spokesman for the Russian peacekeepers in the conflict zone, as saying late on July 28. “Such actions fuel tensions in the conflict zone.”

Latest News
09 Feb.'16 00:27
Georgia’s PM to Visit Brussels
PM Kvirikashvili will be in Brussels on February 9-10 for talks with EU officials.
08 Feb.'16 23:35
Georgian PM, Iranian President Discuss Cooperation
PM Kvirikashvili and President Rouhani held phone conversation on February 8.
08 Feb.'16 22:54
Repair to Cause Daytime Closure of Tbilisi Airport’s Only Runway
Airport’s operator said daytime flights will be rescheduled during reconstruction in March-June.
08 Feb.'16 15:47
TBC Holding, Conti Joint Venture Awarded Anaklia Deep-Sea Port Project
A joint venture of Georgian and U.S. companies estimates project’s total cost at USD 2.5 billion.
07 Feb.'16 13:28
Sweden’s Foreign Minister to Visit Georgia
Wallström will visit Tbilisi on February 8 as part of her trip to South Caucasus countries.
06 Feb.'16 15:47
Co-Owners Fight for Control of Debt-Ridden Maestro TV
Majority shareholder’s meeting with his “friend” PM Kvirikashvili fueled political meddling allegations.
05 Feb.'16 13:35
Amnesty: Bill Against ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’ Undermines Freedom of Expression
The bill, if adopted, would be “incompatible” with Georgia’s int’l obligations, rights group said.
04 Feb.'16 21:16
Georgia’s Energy Minister Meets SOCAR President in Baku
SOCAR said “problems” related to transportation of gas to Georgia were discussed.
04 Feb.'16 17:11
Rights Groups Call for Bill Against ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’ to Be Dropped
Bill, if adopted, will “significantly limit freedom of speech and expression”, groups say.
03 Feb.'16 21:55
President Delivers Annual Address in Parliament
President Margvelashvili delivered his third annual state of the nation address in the Parliament.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
40