Co-chairman of the SKK says Georgia acted treacherously

Georgia acted treacherously by beginning to shell Tskhinvali at night, co-chairman of the Joint Control Commission (SKK) for settling the South Ossetian conflict for Russia Yuri Popov said.

"I regard Georgia’s actions as treacherous," he told the Vesti news channel, "several hours ago, accords were reached on a meeting in Tskhinvali, to discuss ways out of the situation; simultaneously, President Saakashvili made a statement about Georgia’s going into the ceasefire mode; and presidents' words are usually trusted."

In his opinion, the Georgian leadership has exhausted the limit of trust. "No sooner had the peaceful words been said than a shelling begun," Popov said.

"I don't understand how one can trust the Georgian leadership," he said.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 08Aug08]

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