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Georgia denies drawing troops to Abkhazian border

2009-01-05 10:42

Georgia denies drawing its troops to Abkhazian border, stated Shota Utiashvili, Georgian Foreign Ministry spokesman, yesterday in the Echo of Moscow radio station live air, RIA-Novosti informs. "Georgia is not conducting any redeployment of troops toward the border with Abkhazia",he said commenting the mass media messages on secret drawing of Georgian troops to districts adjacent to Abkhazia.


According to Utiashvili, Georgian side informed the community on the yesterday's firing at Georgian post from the side of Abkhazian village Pichori. "Fotunately, there is no victims. It's becoming a tendency: our troops, our posts and our population come under fire from Russia-controlled territories. Georgia intends to draw no troops in reply ", Utiashvili concluded.

Meanwhile, Sokhumi denies Utiashvili's words. According to Abkhazian Foreign Minister, Sergey Shamba, Abkhazian monitors report the redeployment of Georgian units to borders with Abkhazia "This is a fact, this has been confirmed, and the observers see and know this," Shamba told Echo of Moscow.

According to Shamba, in Georgian territory, adjacent to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, safety zone, free of Georgian troops, should be established.

The diplomat also disclaimed the statement of Georgian Foreign Ministry of the police post in village Ganmukhuri (Zugdidi district) fired from the side of village Pichori (Abkhazia). "Thre is no firing from our side ", he stated.



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