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Foreign Experts Probe into Missile Incident

Experts from Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden and the United States are in Georgia to probe into the August 6 missile incident, the Interior Ministry said on August 13.

?The group of experts has already inspected the incident site [in the village of Tsitelubani] and they have been shown air traffic records,? Shota Utiashvili, chief of the analytical department of the Georgian Interior Ministry, said.

?This is a very professional group of experts,? he told Rustavi 2 TV, ?and I am sure this group will put forth a very competent conclusion.?

According to the U.S. embassy in Tbilisi, experts specializing in radars and munitions have been sent to join the group.

Georgia announced earlier that it wanted to set up ?a group of international independent experts? which would probe into the August 6 incident.

Foreign Minister, Gela Bezhuashvili, spoke with EU special representative to South Caucasus Peter Semneby on phone on August 13, and called for EU?s active involvement in the process of investigation of the August 6 incident.

Bezhuashvili also spoke on August 13 on phone with Foreign Minister of Finland, Ilkka Kanerva. He invited Finland ?to engage its expert in the work of the Independent Inter-governmental Expert Group (IIEG) that started its work today aiming at evaluating and verifying the existing attack evidences,? the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.

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