"No Large-Scale Air Military Operations Observed in Georgia at Nights" - Russian Joint Staff

Politics Materials 11 August 2008 15:48 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 August / Trend corr. R.Novruzov / Russia does not implement large- scale air military operations above Georgia at nights, Anatoliy Nogovitsin, the Chief of the Russian Federation Armed Forces Joint Stuff said in the news- conference in Moscow on 11 August.

"Fifty aircrafts cannot fly at nights. I do not know where Georgians got such information," Nogovitsin said.

According to Nogovitsin, the night flights are carried out in order to train to day flights. No large- scale air military operations above Georgia is committed.

Large-scale military operations commenced in the unrecognized South Ossetia republic in the early morning of 8 August. Georgian Army was reported to enter Tskhinvali on 9 August. Official Tbilisi says the events are Restoration of the Constitution Regime. The unrecognized South Ossetia wants assistance from Russia. Mobilization of reserved soldiers was announced in Georgia on 10 August.

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