Friday, August 8, 2008

Russian Peacekeepers: Surviving inhabitants of Tskhinvali haven't been given a way out

Российские миротворцы: Оставшимся в живых жителям Цхинвали не дают коридор для выхода

Russian peacekeepers, who continue to remain in the battle zone in South Ossetia, dispute the claim by Georgian politicians that a humanitarian corridor has been granted to allow the departure of Ossetian survivors, inhabitants of Tskhinvali. In particular, commanding officer of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces Marat Kulaxmetov stated that no kind of corridor had been granted to peaeful inhabitants; they continue to remain in the city where there is still fighting and artillery shells are falling.

Representative of the ruling party "United National Movement" and mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava declared that from 15:00 to 18:00, a ceasefire would be put into effect to allow inhabitants of Tskhinvali to leave through a corridor created in the village of Ergneti. According to Ugulava, more than 70% of Tskhinvali has been taken by Georgian army.

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