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BBC gives evidence of Georgian forces offending South Ossetian civilians2008-10-29 09:30
British Broadcasting corporation (BBC) produced a programme showing evidence of Georgian forces offending South Ossetian civilians. The programme was in the air of one radio channel on October, 28th . It presents the stories of South Ossetians - the eyewitnesses of the armed conflict, gathred by Tim Hewell, the British reporter.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Hewell, who visited South Ossetia a few weeks ago became, as he said, the first western journalist who managed to make his way the area of the conflict unimpeded and talk to the locals. In his programme he presents the stories of the eyewitnesses. They told that Georgian tanks aimed and fired at houses; Georgian soldiers fired cars of refugees who tried to leave Tskhinval.
The reporter mentioned that he learned the facts of plundering some South Ossetian settlements, inhabited by ethnical Georgians.
The author of the programme points out that the evidence of disproportional force application by Georgian army were passed to the employees of the Human Rights Watch, who visited South Ossetia.
The representatives of Georgian authorities has already given their response. The official Tbilisi denies the fact of using weapon against South Ossetian civilians. Mikhail Saakashvili gave his response to the BBC information and claimed that Georgia is ready to investigate the mentioned crimes.
"We strongly reject everything that was said, any charge in war crimes. But, sure, we are open to any comment, we are open to any investigation, - Saakashvili said. - We call to international investigation of this war and the conditions that led to this war and the assault", reports The "Correspondent".