October 12, 2008

Mines Found at Former Russian Peacekeepers’ Base in Georgia

Text of report by private Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 on 12 October

Georgian sappers have found five antitank mines, a large number of submachine-gun cartridges, and a hand grenade in [the village of] Urta [adjacent to breakaway Abkhazia] left behind by Russian aggressors. It is not known yet whether the ammunition will be destroyed on the spot or the mines will be taken elsewhere. This is the second case at the Urta base for the last few days. A combat ready antitank mine and two shells were found here two days ago. Demining operations will continue in Urta, where the Russian peacekeepers' base and headquarters had been located for 15 years.

Originally published by Rustavi-2 TV, Tbilisi, in Georgian 1100 12 Oct 08.

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