About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 18:17 - 21 Sep.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
MIA: Java and Roki Tunnel are Next Targets
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 9 Aug.'08 / 23:05

Georgian forces killed 60 Russian troopers and destroyed 40 battle tanks in a fierce fight in Tskhinvali and now the Georgian government troops are in full control of the South Ossetian capital attempting to advance further into north, the Interior Ministry has claimed.

After taking over the strategic heights and villages surrounding Tskhinvali and the capital itself on August 8, the Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili said, Russian troops backed with combat tanks carried out an attack which was repelled.

“After that Russia has sent its paratroopers, but the attack was again repelled and about 60 troopers have been killed,” Utiashvili said.

He also said that 45 Georgian servicemen and 37 Georgian civilians were killed on August 9. Unofficial reports say civilian and military deaths these days were likely to be more 100.

With Tskhinvali and surrounded areas under the Georgian control, he said, the troops were advancing further having “next target” the town of Java and the Roki Tunnel on high mountainous border with Russia.

Latest News
21 Sep.'14 18:17
PM Heads to New York for UN General Assembly
Garibashvili will deliver speech at annual general debate and hold series of bilateral meetings.
20 Sep.'14 19:53
At UN Security Council, Georgia Pledges Support to anti-IS Coalition
Georgian FM used her address to also condemn Russia’s “military aggression” against Ukraine.
20 Sep.'14 18:41
Secretary of the U.S. Army Visits Georgia
The visit comes two weeks after the U.S. Secretary of Defense held talks in Tbilisi.
19 Sep.'14 23:57
Saakashvili’s Property Impounded
"Very good if it has been impounded," PM Garibashvili said.
19 Sep.'14 13:39
U.S. Senate Committee Backs Major Non-NATO Ally Status for Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bill envisaging granting this status to the three countries.
18 Sep.'14 21:31
Sokhumi Wants Change of Format and Agenda of Geneva Talks
Breakaway Abkhazia’s FM says Sokhumi strongly against discussing issue of refugees at Geneva talks.
17 Sep.'14 22:49
Bill to Delay Full Application of Jury Trial System
Govt-proposed bill to postpone expanding of now limited application of the system for two years.
16 Sep.'14 18:58
Tbilisi Rejects Crimea Elections
“Georgia reiterates its clear support to the Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity,” Georgian MFA said.
16 Sep.'14 14:10
Top NATO Commander Praises Georgia's Interoperability with the Alliance
Gen. Breedlove said the Georgian forces have done “an extremely good job” in this regard.
16 Sep.'14 11:29
Georgian PM Visits United Arab Emirates
PM Garibashvili is visiting Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah on September 16-17.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
51