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Kogonia: it were not Abkhazians, who shot at policemen2008-11-25 15:39
The police chief of the Abkhaz district of Gali, Lourens Kogonia commented upon the message of Georgian mass media concerning fire at Georgian policemen at the Abkhaz-Georgian border and said that the firing started in the territory of Georgia, but not Abkhazia, as it had been previously stated.gt-en-newsitem-inside
On Monday the media centre of the Abkhaz autonomous republic government in exile spread the data, according to which Georgian policemen were fired the day before while patrolling between settlements of Orsantia and Khurcha of Zugdidi district, neighboring to Gali district. The fire was shot from Russian roadblock, situated in settlement Otobaya in Gali district, 55 yards away from post of their patrolling, the media center informs. The firing started at 4:20 p.m. (local time) and lasted for 10 minutes, but when Georgians themselves replied with firing, it stopped. No casualties.
Lourens Kogonia refuted this statement and said that in the mentioned time the police was chasing a car in adjacent Georgian territory. "Abkhazian border guards were the witnesses of it. 219 yards away from Abkhaz border, between settlements Orsantia and Khurcha of Zugdidi district, the car stopped, people inside this car shot aiming fire at Georgian policemen ", - Kogonia stated.