Russia demands release of 2 peacekeepers
The Foreign Ministry has called for the release two Russian peacekeepers detained by Georgian officials last Wednesday. The servicemen were arrested in the Georgia-Ossetian conflict zone, accused of abduction.
Later they were remanded in custody for two months by a Georgian court to await trial.
The peacekeepers are accused of kidnapping Georgian citizens and illegally detaining journalists – charges both men deny.
The Russian Foreign Ministry says the detentions violate both international law and current conflict settlement agreements.
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