Russia preocupada com possível desenvolvimento de um conflicto entre a Georgia e a província separatista da Abkhaziahttp://en.rian.ru/russia/20060726/51864743.html
Georgia redeploys additional troops to Kodori Gorge
MOSCOW, July 26 (Itar-Tass) - Georgia is redeploying additional troops to the Kodori Gorge, a source at the headquarters of the Joint Peacekeeping Force told Itar-Tass by phone on Wednesday.
"On Tuesday, at 23:10 ten Kamaz trucks with about 300 Georgian armed servicemen and police inside passed by peacekeepers' checkpoint 302," the source said.
Earlier on Tuesday, 800 Georgian servicemen and police passed by that checkpoint.
Late on that day, the Georgian authorities announced the launch of a special operation aimed at restoring law and orders at the upper part of Abkhazia's Kodori Gorge.
Earlier in the day, Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili vehemently denied the possibility of any military operation in the Kodori Gorge.
However, he pointed out that "if necessary, police units of Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, who is staying in the Kodori Gorge, will be engaged to curb illegal actions of some armed persons there."
Peacekeepers russos denunciam voos ilegais por parte da força aérea georgianahttp://en.rian.ru/world/20060726/51848129.html
Abkhazia nega ajuda militar prometida a milícia rebelde de Kodori
Abkhazia denies promising military help to Kodori armed unit
SUKHUMI, July 26 (Itar-Tass) - Abkhazia's Deputy Defence Minister Garry Kupalba has dismissed the assertions of the Georgian side to the effect that he had promised military assistance to Emzar Kvitsiani, the commander of an armed unit in the Kodori Gorge.
Kupalba told reporters on Wednesday that he indeed had contacts in the recent years with Kvitsiani, the Georgian ex-president's representative in the Kodori Gorge, as there was a "`gentlemen's accord' not to use force against each other in the period of the negotiation process".
"The accord that was approved by the then special representative of the UN secretary general in Georgia, Heidi Tagliavini, was successfully fulfilled," Kupalba said.
He stressed that no incidents occurred after 2002 between Abkhazians and Svans, or ethnic Georgians living in the Kodori Gorge.
Kupalba said telephone communications with the Kodori Gorge had not been interrupted after Kvitsiani, who commands the local self-defence unit Monadire ("Hunter") declared his refusal to report to Georgian authorities.
Kupalba said he had had several telephone contacts with Kvitsiani to know the situation in the gorge before the communications broke off.
"But there was no talk about providing a `corridor' through Abkhazia to Kvitsiani or giving him military assistance," he said, adding that "it is all inventions of the Georgian side". Communications with the Kodori Gorge have been dead for the past three days, he said.
Abkhazia's Defence Minister Sultan Sosnaliyev in turn called "thought up" the reports maintaining that the unrecognised republic was "ready to help Kvitsiani with a big number of men".
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