Georgian troops and military hardware can be seen along the border of South Ossetia
Georgian troops and military hardware can be seen along the border with the Leningorsky district of South Ossetia, a source in Tskhinval reported. Members of the Georgian armed groups are threatening the citizens of the region, head of the republican press-service, Irina Gagloyeva, said.
She added that Georgia had been firing shots at the villages of South Ossetia urging people to leave their homes. Many of the civilians spent the night in the forests.
The information was confirmed by the South Ossetian Premier Boris Chochiyev. He said the republic would ask Russia to place more peacekeeping checkpoints along the Georgian border.
[Source: The Voice of Russia, Moscow, 24Aug08]
The Question of South Ossetia
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