August 12, 2008

Russia Bombed Baku-Supsa Oil Pipeline, No Damage Done – Georgian TV

Georgian Rustavi-2 TV has said that a Russian aircraft has attacked the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline but failed to cause any damage to the pipeline itself.

Shengeli Peranidze, captioned as the head of the Kvemo Kartli region directorate for the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline, told Rustavi-2 TV that at about 1230 (0830 gmt) on 12 August a Russian aircraft dropped three bombs of which one failed to explode. He said bombs fell near the pipeline and didn't cause any damage to it. Video showed smouldering debris.

The Baku-Supsa pipeline carries oil to the Supsa terminal on Georgia's Black Sea coast. Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is a major pipeline carrying oil to Turkey via Georgia.

Originally published by Rustavi-2 TV, Tbilisi, in Georgian 1300 12 Aug 08.

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