Some 4,434 people recognized as victims of Georgia's aggression.

Some 4,434 people are recognized as victims in the case over Georgia's armed attack on South Ossetia, spokesman for the Investigation Committee Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Thursday. The Investigation Committee under the Prosecutor General's Office is investigating the case.

"At the present moment 4,434 people, including 160 servicemen, were recognized as injured parties and interrogated. Georgia's criminal actions inflicted physical, property and moral damage to them," Markin said.

"More than 600 inspections of destroyed residential houses in the Republic of South Ossetia and 12 examinations of locations were carried out (including the premises of the Russian peacekeeping battalion, the location of destroyed armored vehicles and cars belonging to Russian and Georgian troops)," Markin said. "More than 2,500 residents of cities and villages of South Ossetia were interrogated as witnesses. Their testimony confirmed the facts of genocide against the Ossetian ethic group, who are Russian citizens," the spokesman of the Investigation Committee said.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 11sep08]

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