Parliamentary Chairperson Says Russian Peacekeepers Entered Kodori

“Reports on Russian troops dispatching to Kodori is confirmed. Russian peacekeeping forces were sent to the gorge without informing Georgina authorities in advance,” Parliamentary Chairperson Nino Burjanadze informed Parliamentarians on April 12.

Burjanadze said that peacekeepers explain such a move with the aggravated situation in the gorge and they intend to make checkpoints in the gorge.

“Russian peacekeepers gave a cynical explanation that they intend to ‘defend’ local population,” Nino Burjanadze stated.

In the morning on April 12 tens of Russian soldiers were dispatch to Kodori gorge, the only part of breakaway Abkhazia controlled by the Georgian government, by the 8 helicopters.

MP Iveri Chelidze, elected from Kodori constituency, says that local Georgian population is in panic.

Georgian government categorically demand from Russia to pull out it units from Kodori gorge.

Georgian MPs state that Russian move in Kodori is the aggression against Georgia.

Georgian Parliament intends to appeal international organization concerning the Russian decision to send troops to the Georgian territory without informing Georgian officials.

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