Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug. 12 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian Foreign Ministry condemns the incident in the village of Kveshi (the zone of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone), the Ministry said in an official statement on Monday.
According to the statement, these actions are aimed at further destabilizing the situation in the conflict region and the neighborhood as well as provoking the Georgian side.
On August 10, 2013, a mobile crew of the Georgian Interior Ministry was patrolling in the village Kveshi of the Gori region controlled by the central authorities of Georgia, when Russian troops opened fire. The incident resulted in no injuries.
"These illegal actions are of particular concern given there are no international security mechanisms applied in the regions of conflict, and Russia still refuses to recognize the obligation not to use force in response to a unilateral commitment of Georgia," the statement said.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.