Georgian President and French Foreign Minister Evacuated from Gori Due to Attack Threat

Georgia Materials 11 August 2008 18:45 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 11 August / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and French Foreign Minister Bernar Kushner, were evacuated from Gori due to risks of attack by Russia. This was said by Shota Utiashvili, the head of the Analysis and Information Department of the Georgian Internal Ministry, said in the briefing on 11 August.

"There was a threat of attack on the presidential cortege and French Foreign Minister, as Russian aircrafts flied above Gory, and one of them was brought down," Utiashvili siad.

Russian's 13th aircraft were brought down since beginning of the aggression against Georgia.