Reports: Russia sinks Georgian ship trying to attack Russian navy ships

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August 10, 2008 21:49




Russian news agencies say the Defense Ministry claims to have sunk a Georgian missile boat that was trying to attack Russian navy ships in the Black Sea. The Defense Ministry refused to comment on the Sunday reports to The Associated Press and Georgian officials could not immediately be reached. If confirmed, the incident could mark a serious escalation of the fighting that has raged between Russia and Georgia over the separatist Georgian province of South Ossetia. The ITAR-Tass news agency quoted a ministry spokesman as saying that Georgian missile patrol boats twice tried to attack Russian ships, which fired back and sank one of the Georgian vessels.


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