Georgia redeploys additional troops to Kodori Gorge
(Itar-Tass) - Georgia is redeploying additional troops to the Kodori Gorge, a source at the headquarters of the Joint Peacekeeping Force told Itar-Tass by phone on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, at 23:10 ten Kamaz trucks with about 300 Georgian armed servicemen and police inside passed by peacekeepers checkpoint 302, the source said, reports Trend.
Earlier on Tuesday, 800 Georgian servicemen and police passed by that checkpoint.
Late on that day, the Georgian authorities announced the launch of a special operation aimed at restoring law and orders at the upper part of Abkhazias Kodori Gorge.
Earlier in the day, Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili vehemently denied the possibility of any military operation in the Kodori Gorge.
However, he pointed out that if necessary, police units of Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, who is staying in the Kodori Gorge, will be engaged to curb illegal actions of some armed persons there.