Peacekeepers held after Georgia bus crash
15 Russian peacekeepers have been taken to a police station in the Georgian town of Khobi in the west of the country. Authorities say their vehicle was involved in a road accident with a minibus, causing minor injuries to passengers.
Senior Russian officers as well as UN observers in the region have been summoned to the town.
A criminal case has been launched into the crash.
A spokesman for Russian peacekeepers in the region says the arrests are a provocation by Georgia.
He called for fair and civilized talks to resolve the issue.