Monday, August 11, 2008

Tbilisi reportinig that Abkhazian and Russian forces have taken Zugdidi

В Тбилиси заявляют, что абхазские и российские войска заняли Зугдиди

[You should read this news report in the context of this previous translation.]

The Abkhazian army with the support of Russian peacekeepers and reinforcements from the Russian Airborne Troops have taken the village of Khurcha in the Zugdidi region [Georgian territory], reports Shota Utiashvili, chief departmental analyst at the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs, at a news briefing. "Russian forces have also penetrated all of the policed districts of Zugdidi and the 12 kilometer security zone, and now they completely control the situation," he said. The Georgians say that the situation is calm in the conflict zone.

Abkhazia has already categorically denied this information, stated Ruslan Kishmariya, presidential envoy of Abkhazia to the Gali district, to an IA Regnum correspondent.

IA Regnum

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