The Georgian party has incontestable evidence that Russian military planesbombed the Akhmet district of Georgia, Georgian Foreign Minister IraklyMenagarishvili stated at a press conference in Tbilisi today. According tohim, mass media have already started a campaign for refuting the fact ofbombing by Russian military planes, but the Georgian party has irrefutablefacts testifying to this crime. For example, the Minister pointed to the ofaerial observation and said that this was an official document containingtime and routes of planes within the air space of Georgia. Additionally,Menagarishvili stressed that the fact of the violation of the Georgianairspace and bomb strikes was confirmed in a reported by observers of theOSCE mission, the Black Sea Press news agency reported.Today, the Georgian Foreign Minister passed an official note of protest onthe bombing of the Akhmet district of Georgia by Russian aircraft toExtraordinary and Special Ambassador of Russia to Georgia Vladimir Gudev.In a conversation with journalists, the Ambassador expressed concerns aboutthe concentration of Chechen militants at the Russian-Georgian border,which had been confirmed by the Georgian Security Ministry..
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