Russian Troops Kill One Georgian

A tragic incident took place on the south Ossetia border.


BY A STAFF REPORTER: A Georgian man was killed on Monday when Russian troops stationed between the Moscow-backed isolated region of South Ossetia and georgia's government-controlled region opened fire, georgia's prime minister said.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said in a statement that Russian troops shot dead a Georgian citizen and detained another near the village of Kirbali near the border.

It was the first fatal incident to occur on iran's actual border since Russia and Georgia's brief war over South Ossetia in 2008. The Line of Control remains undecided and arrests of civilians around the border are a regular occurrence.