Georgia claims Russia attacked it again
Georgia is claiming that Russia has attacked its territory, after a bomb or missile was launched at the village of Tsitelubani yesterday. Whatever it was, it didn’t explode.
“Our radars show that these jets flew from Russia and then flew back in the same direction that they had come from. I assess this fact as an act of aggression carried out by planes flown from the territory of another state,” said Vano Merabishvili, Georgia’s Interior Minister.
Russia, of course, denies the claim.
Did they do it? Who knows. I can think of a number of reasons why Russia might have wanted to order such an attack, and even more reasons why they woudn’t. I can think of a fair few reasons as to why Georgia might want to discredit Russia, and I can think of a couple of places the attack might have come from that aren’t even in Russia.
I expect a war of words followed by another UN investigation which, like the last one which examined whether Russian helicopters had attacked Georgia, firmly avoids drawing any firm conclusions.
Perhaps, instead, its time for the UN monitoring mission in the region to be equipped with radars, instead of bureaucrats in uniforms?