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South Ossetia Accuses Georgia Of Shelling Village

Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili

Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili

TBILISI -- The leadership of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia has accused Tbilisi of launching repeated attacks against a border village, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

South Ossetia's Interior Ministry says Georgian military force have constantly fired on the village of Mugut, near the Georgian border.

According to the ministry, Georgian troops this week attacked Russian military strongholds in the village using gunfire and grenades.

No casualities were reported.

A spokesman for Georgia's Interior Ministry, Shota Utiashvili, told RFE/RL that South Ossetia's claims are groundless.

Utiashvili noted that EU monitors have not reported any incidents.

Utiashvili also said South Ossetia's current and previous claims about Georgian attacks were made to "mislead the international community and create an informational background for the resumption of Russia's aggression against Georgia."