Tbilisi Names Accusations Of De Facto Regime Of Explosion In Tskhinvali Absurd
(Prime-News) - Office of the State Minster of Georgia for conflict resolution names accusations of Georgian side by the de facto regime regarding yesterday's explosion in Tskhinvali absurd.
According to official information of the Office of the State Minster of Georgia for conflict resolution, a car "Mitsubishi Pagero" exploded in Tskhinvali on December 17, which is a result of settling scores between local criminal groups. As a result of the explosion Mairbek Khuriev, employee of the de facto Interior Ministry of the unrecognized republic south Ossetia, died. Passengers of the car Felix Bolotayev and Erik Dudaev were heavily injured.
According to the Office of the State Minster of Georgia for conflict resolution, blaming the Georgian side is an attempt to mislead the international community.
The Georgian side has also complained that neither OSCE observers, nor representatives of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces were allowed to inspect the incident site.
The South Ossetian side described the incident as "a terrorist act" and accused Tbilisi of it. According to the South Ossetian side, those two militiamen injured in the blast were, Erik Dudaev and Felix Bolatayev. The South Ossetian Press and Information Committee said that Erik Dudaev was the major target of the blast.