Information about the aggravated situation and anticipated armed clashes in Abkhazia is exaggerated and provocative, UNOMIG resident representative in Georgia Mr. Dither Boden stated today. However, he confirmed the information about militant groups being on the territory of Abkhazia not controlled by the Georgian government. Dither Boden has no information whether Chechen guerrillas are in the militant groups.
The UN mission will start monitoring the Kodori gorge as soon as Defense Minister of Georgia David Tevzadze gives his approval. According to Russian media, Chechen guerrillas infiltrated the gorge, the only part of Abkhazia controlled by Georgian government. Officials in Tbilisi deny the information but admit that the militants are on other territory of Abkhazia.