About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:15 - 24 Jul.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Russia Claims Chechen Rebels Receive Arms from "Some CIS Countries"
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 27 Oct.'04 / 17:33

A press statement issued by Russia’s Counter-Terrorism Operations Center in the North Caucasus alleged that Chechen rebels are supplied with arms from “some countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).”

“There is information that armament, produced back in Soviet times, is being delivered [to the Chechen rebels] from the territories of some CIS member countries…these arms include anti-aircraft missile systems – Igla and Strela,” RIA Novosti news agency quotes the press statement.

The press statement clearly hints at Georgia, as the statement outwardly refers to recent media reports over the disappearance of weapons from Georgian military units.

In September, law enforcers arrested two officials of the Georgian Defense Ministry who had alleged links to the disappearance of eight Strela-2 man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems. However, the disappearance is suspected to have occured in 1996-99.

In late August one Defense Ministry and two Interior Ministry officials were arrested, both of whom were accused of appropriation of arms and ammunition from the Osiauri military unit in central Georgia.

Latest News
24 Jul.'17 17:15
Georgian, Israeli PMs Meet, Discuss Cooperation
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili is on a two-day official visit to Israel.
24 Jul.'17 14:23
European Georgia Rallies against ‘Russian Fascism’ in Georgia
The March of the Georgians movement activists failed to thwart the rally.
21 Jul.'17 22:00
NDI’s Pre-Election Assessment: Two Divergent, Parallel Georgias
National Democratic Institute’s delegation assessed the pre-election environment ahead of municipal polls.
21 Jul.'17 17:41
President Trump Names New European-Eurasian Affairs Point Man
Wess Mitchell will lead the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
21 Jul.'17 16:51
President Vetoes Changes to Self-Government, Election Codes
MPs will deliberate on President Margvelashvili’s objections until late July.
21 Jul.'17 12:43
Abkhazia, S.Ossetia in UK Foreign Office’s Human Rights Report
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office released its annual Human Rights Report for 2016.
20 Jul.'17 23:33
Prosecutor’s Office to Probe into Azerbaijani Journalist’s Case
Heads of Border Police and Counterintelligence Department will leave their posts pending investigation. 
20 Jul.'17 18:25
Updated: Georgia in U.S. State Department Terrorism Report
The document assesses the status of terrorism-related issues in Georgia in 2016.
20 Jul.'17 14:58
Ukraine, Georgia Pledge Strategic Partnership
Petro Poroshenko concluded his three-day state visit to Georgia.
19 Jul.'17 20:22
Tbilisi Mayoral Candidates and Their Campaigns
The capital of Georgia, which is home to one third of the country’s electorate, will elect its Mayor in October.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
57