According to the unverified information two citizens of Germany and one citizen of Pakistan were on the board of the downed UN mission helicopter, Foreign Affairs Minister of self-declared Republic of Abkhazia Sergei Shamba stated.
UN mission in Georgia confirmed information about shooting down the helicopter. However it makes no moments regarding casualties. UN special envoy in Georgia Dieter Boden departed to Sukhumi, Abkhazia today, in connection with the incident.
Georgian and Abkhaz fighters blame each other in shooting down UN helicopter.