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EUMM: No Shots Fired in Koda Village Near Dividing Line

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On November 7, the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) stated that “no EUMM monitors have confirmed any shots being heard” in the vicinity of village Koda, in Kareli Municipality, adjacent to the occupied Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

The EUMM statement follows recent reports from Tskhinvali “security committee,” claiming that unidentified persons had made 10-15 shots near Koda village from Georgia proper on November 5.

“There was no activation of the Hotline over allegations that shots were fired in or near Koda on Tuesday 5 November. The EUMM itself initiated the Hotline on 6 November to seek clarification when allegations emerged in statements and in the media,” the Mission said.

The EUMM noted that it “maintains a 24/7 presence” at the dividing line, and “has had a number of patrols in the vicinity of Koda village on the 5th of November.”

It also noted that “based on follow up enquiries” with local interlocutors and Georgian authorities, “the Mission has no evidence confirming reports about shootings in the area.” 

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