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Georgia accepted: pipeline supplying Tskhinval with gas, is damaged2009-02-17 14:37
Gas pipeline leading to Tskhinval, is damaged; cut volumes of gas reach the region, said Davit Beradze, the spokesman of Itera-Georgia - RIA Novosti.gt-en-newsitem-inside
On February 9th Alan Gabarayev, the CEO of Energetika (South Ossetian state company) stated that in the morning of February 8th gas pressure dropped from five atmospheres to one. But these messages were disclaimed by Irakli Nikolaishvili, Itera-Georgia CEO.
Today the Georgia side confirmed that the gas pipeline was damaged. According to Beradze, the necessary repair works are being conducted, and after their completion gas supplies of full volume to Tskhinvali region will be resumed.
Russian gas flows to South Ossetia via the territory of Georgia. The supplies were cut off in August 2008, right after the outbreak of conflict; and resumed in January 2009.