State Minister Refutes Bringing Armed Forces into Kodor Ravine

Georgia Materials 21 April 2008 13:23 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi /corr. Trend N.Kirskhalia / The Government of Georgia has brought no additional armed forces in the Upper Abkhazia, said Georgia's State Minister for Reintegration, Temur Yakobashvili.

On this eve, Abkhazian leader Sergey Bagashp, gave 24 hours to Georgia to withdraw its troops brought into Kodor Ravine and Zugdid region.

"Fear has large eyes, really there is a fear in Abkhazia that the Georgians will begin war against them. I do not know from where they have got this information," he said.

The State Minister said that silence of Russian peacekeepers in the zone of Georgian-Abkhazian zone is quite notable. "If any the troops would have made any movement, the Russian military people would have noticed the same and raised their voice against it. However, they are silent and that means that nothing has happened and Bagashp's statement is only next provocation," Yakobashvili said.

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