Ossetian separatists throw grenades into Georgian, Russian checkpoints
Ossetian separatists threw two grenades into the Georgian and the Russian checkpoints at about 10 p.m. on Monday. The Georgian checkpoint is situated in the village of Plavismani and the Russian one - in the village of Otrevi. No casualties and destructions have been reported in consequence of the incident.
Locals consider the fact as a provocation and say the separatists intend to oppose the Georgian and the Russian sides against each other and organize another destabilization.
The villagers say they noticed the Russian hardwares moving all day long on Monday. They assert the occupants have put up tents in forests and fields of the village. EU monitors have arrived at site as well.
The Russian news agencies report that the Ossetian separatists and the official structures of the Russian Federation accuse the Georgian side of the incident.
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