Russia denies claims Georgia shot its spy plane
A spokesman for Georgia's Interior Ministry said a Russian reconnaissance plane had been shot down near the town of Gori.
Moscow calls the claims a way to upset stability in the region.
Colonel Aleksander Drobyshevsky, a spokesman for Russia's Defence Ministry, says no missions have been flown in the security zone.
Anatoly Tsyganok from the centre for military forecasts believes this to be another provocation ahead of the upcoming session of the UN Security Council.
“Georgia wants the body to again consider the situation in Georgia. It’s against Russia’s interests to launch an unmanned drone from its territory. We have fully complied with our obligations according to the Medvedev-Sarkozy plan,” he said.