07TBILISI1181, SOUTH OSSETIA SHOOTOUT MAY 19

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07TBILISI1181 2007-05-21 12:56 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Tbilisi

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RUEHLN RUEHLZ RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHSI #1181 1411256
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 211256Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6396
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS TBILISI 001181 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR EUR DAS BRYZA AND EUR/CARC 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV PREL OSCE GG
SUBJECT: SOUTH OSSETIA SHOOTOUT MAY 19 
 
REF: TBILISI 1168 AND PREVIOUS 
 
(SBU) OSCE Deputy Head of Mission Veselin Nikolaev confirmed 
to us May 20 that a three-hour exchange of fire had occurred 
in the South Ossetian conflict zone May 19, lasting from 2000 
to 2300 local time.  Nikolaev said the incident was in a 
usual place: between the South Ossetian asphalt factory south 
of Tskhinvali and the Georgian positions in Ergneti.  He said 
the South Ossetians had provoked the incident, and the 
Georgians then returned fire, including with RPGs.  Two South 
Ossetians were injured, including a woman who was briefly 
hospitalized when she was hit in the foot by a ricochet. 
Neither injury was serious.  Comment: This incident appears 
to both OSCE and us to be similar to others in a long series 
of shootouts on the southern outskirts of Tskhinvali.  At 
present it does not seem to be a renewal of the more serious 
violence precipitated by the South Ossetians a week earlier, 
on the weekend of May 12-13.  End Comment. 
 
TEFFT

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