No evidence of RF troops unlawful actions in Georgia

MOSCOW, August 8 (Itar-Tass) — The investigation has found no evidence of illegal actions by the Russian military in Georgia in August 2008, spokesman for the Investigative Committee (SK) of Russia Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.

“The investigation work to check more than 600 complaints from citizens of Georgia alleging that Russian soldiers committed crimes in the territory of more than 60 Georgian villages continues. In order to verify the information presented in the claims, more than 1,100 servicemen of the RF Armed Forces have been found and questioned as witnesses and victims, as well as staff, operational service and other documents of more than 50 Russian military units and formations involved in the operation to force Georgia to peace have been obtained and examined,” Markin said.

He stressed that “no objective evidence testifying to the involvement of Russian troops in any illegal actions in the territory of Georgia or the Republic of South Ossetia has been found during the investigative work to verify the Georgians citizens’ complaints.”

“Georgia’s competent authorities have also failed to present (the evidence)” Markin added.


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