Georgian official: Georgia-Russia prisoner exchange begins

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August 19, 2008 10:46

The head of Georgia's national security council, Alexander Lomaia, said an exchange of prisoners of war with Russia began Tuesday morning. Two Russian military helicopters landed in Igoeti and unloaded two people on stretchers who were taken to Georgian officials. Two Georgian ambulances later unloaded two people and took them to the Russian choppers. One of those people was on a gurney. Journalists were kept at a distance from the handover Tuesday and officials on the scene did not comment. Igoeti is a forward position of the Russian military.


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