US weapons confiscated from Georgian troops

During a working visit to South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Russia's chief military prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky inspected the enforcement of law and order among Russian peacekeeping forces, the disposition of the troops and the delivery of all items required by the servicemen, the prosecutor's press office told RBC today.

Russian peacekeepers have confiscated a large number of weapons from the Georgian military, including not only Soviet-made arms but also weapons and military equipment produced in the US, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and other countries, Fridinsky was cited by the press office as saying. Some of the weapons have been produced this year and are quite modern, Fridinsky noted.

He added that all weapons would be thoroughly examined, registered, and given over to law enforcement officials, who would decide on their future destination in accordance with the law.

[Source: RosBusinessConsulting, Moscow, 05Sep08]

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