Russian Peacekeepers Wounded Georgian Citizen
Tbilisi.15.11.05.Media News. Soldiers of the Russian Peace-Keeping Force opened fire on the road of Gori-Tskhinvali at a car coming from the Megvrekisi post. The driver Vadal Mamedov, resident of Gardabani was wounded in the head. His situation is stable.
The commanders of the Russian peacekeepers state that fire was only opened when the driver drove on, in disobedience to their signs to stop. However, Vadal Mamedov attests differently. According to him, they did not request the car to stop.
“Nobody asked me to stop the car either by hand or by whistle. When I passed the checkpoint, somebody opened the fire,”- says Vadal Mamedov.
The General of the Russian peacekeepers Marad Kulakhmatov visited the checkpoint Megvrekis, but left it without comments.
According to the officer of the Georgian peacekeepers Paata Bedianishvili, the Russian side opened fire without any reason.
“The investigation process is going on and the criminal must be punished. However, this does not lie within Georgian competence; the investigation is done by the Russian side,”- says Bedianishvili.
Military doctors provided medical assistance to the injured Vadal Mamedov.