Conflicts

Sputnik’s Lie as if Georgian Side Allegedly Opened Fire close to Kobi Village

12 November, 2019

On November 6, Sputnik Ossetia published information that there was allegedly an incident close to the Tskhinvali occupational regime’s border. According to the article, a press representative of the Security Committee of the so-called South Ossetia, Ekaterina Byazrova stated that Georgia was shooting from Kobi village. According to Byazrova, Georgia keeps provoking in order to cause destabilization in the region. The article mentions that additional Georgian police forces were placed in Kobi village and 10-15 shots were fired from an automatic rifle. Ren.tv, based on information of Tass.ru, disseminated identical news.

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Information disseminated by Sputnik Ossetia about shots fired from Kobi village is a lie. Myth Detector, with the aim of verifying the information, contacted the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM). The EUMM replied that there was no such incident at the border of the occupational regime.

The Press and Public Relations Department of the European Union Monitoring Mission, in a comment with ‘Myth Detector’, denied that such an incident took place.

“We patrol 24/7 both at Abkhazian and the South Ossetian administrative borders and do not confirm that there has been any kind of shooting in these areas” – commented the EUMM.