08TBILISI1065, GEORGIANS RELEASE PEACEKEEPERS’ TRUCK, KEEP

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08TBILISI1065 2008-06-20 13:08 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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PP RUEHAG RUEHAST RUEHDA RUEHDF RUEHFL RUEHIK RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHLN
RUEHLZ RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHSI #1065 1721308
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201308Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9664
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS TBILISI 001065 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT. FOR EUR/CARC 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL PGOV GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIANS RELEASE PEACEKEEPERS' TRUCK, KEEP 
AMMUNITION 
 
REF: TBILISI 1031 
 
1.  The Georgian Ministry of Interior announced on June 19 
that it had released the CIS PKF ammunition truck that was 
detained on June 17 (reftel) for unauthorized ammunition 
transfer through the Georgian side of the conflict zone. 
Deputy Minister of Interior Shota Utiashvili said that the 
Ministry of Interior would keep the 20 anti-tank missiles 
seized from the truck until an investigation is completed. 
Utiashvili did not specify when the missiles would be 
released.  Georgian media also reported on June 19 two blasts 
along a section of the Abkhaz railway outside of Sukhumi. 
The blasts occurred approximately nine kilometers north of 
the section where the recently introduced Russian railway 
troops are conducting repairs to the line.  No injuries and 
only minor damage to the line were reported, though Abkhaz 
officials were quick to call the bombing a "terrorist act" 
directed against the Russian railway troops. 
 
2.  On June 20, Georgian media reported that the CIS 
peacekeepers were establishing a checkpoint north of 
Ochimchire, inside the restricted weapons zone.  Media 
analysts speculated that the new base would facilitate 
peacekeeper movement into the Georgian-controlled portion of 
the Kodori gorge.  The United Nations Observer Mission to 
Georgia (UNOMIG) confirmed that a small detachment of the 
newly-installed paratrooper battalion had set up a checkpoint 
in the village of Agu-Bedia, which is north of Ochimchire, 
but still within the restricted weapons zone (and within the 
CIS peacekeeper's mandate).  UNOMIG indicated, however, that 
this small force - 10 peacekeepers, 2 BTR armored personnel 
carriers, and 1 truck - had actually redeployed from 
Akarmara, a village north of Tkvarcheli and much closer to 
Kodori than Agu-Bedia.  A UNOMIG patrol first observed the 
checkpoint in Agu-Bedia on June 12 during a routine patrol 
and reportedly encountered some hostility from the local 
Abkhaz, who demanded the patrol immediately withdraw. 
TEFFT

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