Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Russia accuses Georgia of terrrorist acts

TBILISI, Georgia – While Russian forces have pulled back from some of their checkpoints inside Georgian territory, Moscow has stepped up its rhetoric against Tbilisi.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry yesterday accused “certain forces in Tbilisi” of deliberately attempting to “aggravate the situation in the region and through a series of terrorists acts attempt to provoke new military actions.”

Violence in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Georgia’s two breakaway provinces, has been increasing with the approaching Oct. 10 deadline for the withdrawal of Russian troops to their positions on Aug. 7.

A bombing on Oct. 3 in Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, killed seven Russian soldiers. Russia and Georgia accused the other of being behind the bombing.

European Union civilian monitors are observing the withdrawal of Russian troops as part of the ceasefire agreement which helped end the August war between Russia and Georgia.

The Foreign Ministry said Russia is committed to fulfilling its “interpretation” of the ceasefire agreement.


Graham Holliday said...

Hello Dan - found you via Global Voices. Would like to talk to you about the Frontline Club network of blogs - http://www.fromthefrontline.co.uk/ - We're relaunching the site late Oct/Nov and we have a network of 30-40 foreign correspondents who will be blogging on the site. If it's something you might be interested in, drop me a line. Can't find an email address in your profile here. Meanwhile, all the best.

Graham Holliday said...

Ooh.. you can email me on graham dot holliday at frontlineclub dot com