Russia peacekeepers on reinforced alert in Abkhazia, South Ossetia

Other News Materials 31 December 2007 17:21 (UTC +04:00)

Russian peacekeepers in Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been put on the reinforced alert on Monday, Igor Konashenkov, an aide to the commander-in-chief of the Russian Ground Troops.

"This, in particular, is caused by the fact that Georgia will hold the presidential election on January 5," the commander's aide explained. "We do not rule out that the election campaign in Georgia may be used by destructive elements of the country for the organisation of provocations against our peacekeepers," Konashenkov stressed.