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Russia Navy ships repel attack of Georgia missile boats

Russia Navy ships repel attack of Georgia missile boats 11.08.2008
Russian Navy ships on Sunday, August 10, repelled attacks of Georgian missile boats.

“Georgian missile boats today made two attempts at attacking Russian warships,” a spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry said. According to him, “Russian Navy ships opened retaliatory fire as a result of which one of the Georgian boats that staged the attack sank.”

Russian Navy commander-in-chief’s aide Igor Dygalo told the Vesti news television channel later that “four quickly moving sea targets were spotted today during the Russian ships’ patrolling near the Abkhazian coast, they violated the border of the declared security zone and were not reacting to warnings. These targets were approaching our ships. The Russian ships fired warning shots and then opened artillery barrage fire. As a result of the quick sea battle one target was hit and three others turned and sailed towards Poti.”

Dygalo said once again that the “Russian fleet is not blockading Georgia, all its tasks are linked with peacekeeping.”


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