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UN Envoy Says No Georgian Troops in Kodori

(Tbilisi, May 7, – UN Secretary General’s special representative in Georgia Dieter Boden told the Russian news agency Interfax on May 7 that UN military observers and Russian peacekeepers found no Georgian troops in troubled Kodori gorge.

Abkhazian side accuses Georgia that it keeps military presence in upper Kodori gorge, the only part of breakaway Abkhazia controlled by the Georgian government.

Georgian Defense Ministry claims that it has fulfilled the April 2 protocol and pulled out its units from the gorge.

UN military observers together with the Russian peacekeepers, deployed in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone monitored the gorge.

At the meeting of the coordination council on May 8 Georgian and Abkhazian sides will be notified concerning the results of the monitoring.



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