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S.Ossetia Water Supply Restored

Water supply was restored to the breakaway South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali, on June 7, ending almost a two-week long crisis, according to the Georgian side.

South Ossetian officials have confirmed that supply has been restored, but, according to the mayor of Tskhinvali, Robert Guliyev, further pipeline testing is required.

The chief of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces in the conflict zone, Marat Kulakhmetov, re-iterated the mayor’s caveat, saying that the system first needed to be filled with water to find out ?whether the pipe was fixed properly or not.?

?Tomorrow morning [the monitoring team] will inspect the pipeline and residents will start receiving water if no damage is found,? Kulakhmetov told reporters.

The South Ossetian side claimed that repair work had been delayed unduly because its workers had been denied access to the damaged pipeline.

The Georgian side said that the Tbilisi-loyal South Ossetian provisional administration had repaired the pipeline.

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