Georgia: Int'l experts say plane came from Russia

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August 15, 2007 21:00

 
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Georgian officials said Wednesday that international military experts have determined that a single plane that entered Georgian air space last week and dropped a missile came from Russian air space. That conclusion by outside experts, distributed in a Foreign Ministry statement Wednesday, is likely to bolster Tbilisi's insistence that the aircraft was Russian in origin and that missile that landed near a Georgian village may have been of hostile nature. Tbilisi has angrily demanded an explanation for the Aug. 6 incident from Russia, which has denied that any of its aircraft flew into Georgia and has accused Tbilisi of theatrics and staging a provocation.

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