About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 14:29 - 26 Feb.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Official Interim Report on Number of Casualties
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 3 Sep.'08 / 17:26

The officially registered number of Georgian soldiers killed in the conflict is 156, as of September 3, Givi Targamadze, a senior lawmaker from the ruling party, said.

Targamadze chairs a special parliamentary commission dealing with war-related missing persons.

He told lawmakers in Parliament on September 3 that 13 personnel from the Ministry of Internal Affairs had also been killed in the conflict.

The number of civilians killed is 69, MP Targamadze said.

Fourteen soldiers are missing and at least three wounded Georgian servicemen are in hospital in Russia’s North Ossetian Republic. Targamadze, however, also said that the number of Georgian servicemen in Russian hospitals could be even higher, but it was not yet possible to verify that.

He pointed out that it was an interim report, as the commission had yet to complete its work.

Davit Bakradze, the parliamentary chairman, has denied that the authorities are distorting casualty figures.

“There is much speculation on the number of casualties, but that’s not a matter for speculation,” he told lawmakers. “This is a very sensitive issue and we should be careful with it. We are not going to hide information about the number of casualties and everyone should know the names of those who have died in the conflict.”

MP Targamadze also said that 176 Georgians had been released from the Tskhinvali police station and handed over to the Georgian side in a prisoner exchange. Seventeen of them were Georgian soldiers, he said.

The Georgian side, he continued, had handed over to the Russian side six servicemen and to the South Ossetian side, 41 people, including militiamen.

He claimed there were no civilians among the Ossetians detained by the Georgian side.

“They were either caught fighting with weapons in their hands, or people who had been sent on reconnaissance missions,” MP Targamadze said. “Ten of them were ethnic Ossetians who had been convicted in Georgia and had been in jail for various crimes.”

Latest News
26 Feb.'17 14:29
EU Says Abkhazia Crossing Points Closure ‘Detrimental’ to Freedom of Movement
De facto authorities in Abkhazia plan to close two crossing points with rest of Georgia.
25 Feb.'17 16:58
MFA: Human Rights Situation ‘Alarming’ in Abkhazia, S. Ossetia
2 775 persons were detained by the Russian border officers from 2008 to 2016.
24 Feb.'17 23:39
Armenian PM Meets Georgian Leaders in Tbilisi
PM Karen Karapetyan was on his official visit to Georgia on February 23-24.
24 Feb.'17 17:29
President Slams Sergey Lavrov’s Munich Statements
Attempts of radioactive waste transit from the occupied territories were intercepted, Margvelashvili said.
24 Feb.'17 13:30
Georgian Citizen Captured by Congolese Rebels
Soso Osurauli, former Georgian serviceman, was working on a private contract in DR Congo.
24 Feb.'17 11:38
Georgia Commemorates Chechen and Ingush Deportation
Video conference with a similar event in Ingushetia was conducted, Reconciliation Ministry said.
23 Feb.'17 17:44
Amnesty: Georgia Lacks Judicial Independence
Amnesty International report documents the state of human rights in 159 countries.
23 Feb.'17 16:24
Opposition Calls for Gazprom Deal Disclosure
UNM requested to establish a parliamentary investigative commission.
23 Feb.'17 14:33
GEL Appreciates Against USD, EUR
Georgian national currency, Lari (GEL) appreciated to 2.6029 against U.S. Dollar.
22 Feb.'17 16:52
Georgia to Re-elect ECHR Nominees
CoE Parliamentary Assembly committee rejected the three Georgia-nominated candidates on January 24.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
72