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US embassy disclaims American mercenaries fought at Georgian side

2008-12-24 17:29

Today the US embassy Press Service issued a statement to claim they have no information on participation of American citizens as mercenaries, fighting at Georgian side, RIA-Novosti informs.


The embassy reiterated that no US servicemen were in combat actions area, they took no part in it.

Let us remind that on Tuesday the Russian General Prosecutor' Office's Investigatory Committee claimed it has data on participation of foreign mercenaries in combat actions in Georgia in August 2008. According to the Committee chairman, Alexander Bastrykin, American, Ukrainian, Turkish and Czech mercenaries fought at Georgian side. Their possessions, found in battlefields, like photographs, uniform and notebooks serve as evidences, as well as testimonies of numerous witnesses, interrogated after events of August.

The Committee launched legal proceedings of murders and genocide (felonies described by articles 105 and 357 of the Russian Criminal Code respectively), and identified over five thousand as victims of Georgian aggression.


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