Monday, August 18, 2008

Russian disinformation regarding Gori

Russian information agencies quoted today an unnamed source at the Ministry of Defence of Russia as saying, that “according to the existing reconnaissance an armed group consisting of Georgians, Ukrainian nationalists and Chechen terrorists now in Georgia is planned to be set up near city of Gori. They will be handed over the Russian military uniforms and sent to the city, where they will start looting and humiliate the local population”. According to the same unknown source “all this will be filmed on video cameras and distributed to world society as “brutality of Russian soldiers”.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia declares that Russian Federation continues to spread deliberate disinformation by the help of state controlled Russian information agencies and intends to conceal its own aggression.

As far as the Georgian territories near city of Gori are completely under control of the Russian occupation forces, this kind of information in its meaning could contain only the premeditated Russian provocation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia calls upon the international society not to be misled with the disinformation spread by the Russian information agencies.