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Ukrainian climbers found dead in Georgia

2012-07-19 17:09

Today Georgian rescuers found at the foot of Mount Ushba in the Svaneti region the bodies of two Ukrainian climbers Alexander Taranik and Dmitry Voloshin. On the eve, they fell over the edge during the descent from the mountain, 4,690 meters above the sea, the RBC reported.


Currently, the rescuers and local government are clarifying the route of returning the bodies to the lifeguard camp. Later, they will be delivered by helicopter to the administrative center of Svaneti - Mestia.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Alexandr Dikusarov told the UNIAN that Georgian rescuers were already on the spot death of Ukrainian climbers. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expects to address the issue of transportation of dead bodies to the Ukraine during July 19-20.

According to the deputy president of the climbers club "Vershina" Eugene Potoplyak, "Eugene, a member of the ascent, climbed down to the bunch and personally witnessed the fact of falling, the fact of death. We'll know exactly what had happened when Alexander Taranik's brother returns. He might be the only witness of the fall. Now we are talking about the fact that both climbers were tied by a single rope, they insured each other. They fell together".

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