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Gunfire directed at Georgian and Polish presidents.

Gunshots were fired at a motorcade transporting the presidents of Georgia and Poland in the Georgian region of South Ossetia on Saturday, CNN reported.

The Interior Ministry of Georgia indicated that Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli and Polish President Lech Kaczynski were not injured and their motorcade not hit by the gunfire. The shots were fired at a checkpoint in the region that saw widespread conflict between Russian and Georgian troops in August.

The BBC reported Russian peacekeeping forces stationed there denied the allegations of responsibility for the gunfire. The ministry however claimed that the gunfire came from Russian-controlled territory from uniformed South Ossetians. The ministry also used the incident to emphasize that the Russian’s occupancy of the region violated international law.


http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/11/23/georgia.poland.shooting/index.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7744859.stm