Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Who fired at presidential convoy?

SEATTLE -- Both Pres. Mikheil Saakaskvili and his guest, Poland's Pres. Lech Kaczynski, have said Russia is responsible for the gunfire that their convoy came under. Russia firmly denies the allegation.

Tbilisi has declared the shots to be an act of "terrorism." (The shooting occurred near a checkpoint I reported from in October.)

There is an unconfirmed report that Russia might have orchestrated the shooting. Supposedly Kommersant has printed an admission from a Russian official, but I didn't see anything during a quick check of their website (in Russian or English).

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