Tbilisi Condemns Shelling in South Ossetian conflict zone

Georgia Materials 12 April 2007 15:31 (UTC +04:00)

( Civil ) - The April 11 attack on a Georgian village of Kurta in the South Ossetian conflict zone is one more attempt to escalate tensions in the region and is directed against the peace process, a statement issued by the Office of the Georgian State Minister for Conflict Resolution Issues reads.

The statement also reads that fire was opened from the Ossetian village of Monasteri, which lasted for 10 minutes. However, no response fire was opened from the Georgian side.

Officials in Tbilisi said that as a result of shelling a local school building and several dwelling houses were damaged in Kurta, where the South Ossetian alternative government is stationed.

"The incident has once again demonstrated the necessity for full demilitarization of the region and its cleaning from illegal armed groups," the statement reads.