BBC radio broadcasts program proving Georgian servicemen’s war crimes in South Ossetia

BBC radio broadcasts program proving Georgian servicemen’s war crimes in South Ossetia
# 29 October 2008 09:44 (UTC +04:00)
London – APA. The BBC prepared a program based on the materials proving Georgian servicemen’s war crimes against civilians of South Ossetia. APA reports that the author of the program is Tim Whewell.

In Tim Whewell’s program eyewitnesses have described how Georgian tanks fired directly into an apartment block, and how civilians were shot at as they tried to escape the fighting. The author underlined that he had received the materials from the representatives of Human Rights Watch. The correspondent also said he had witnesses’ testimonies proving that Georgian servicemen plundered in South Ossetia.

The program broadcasted on BBC radio caused severe reaction of official Tbilisi. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili refuted allegations that Georgian servicemen committed war crimes.
“Georgia insists on conducting international investigation concerning the military conflict in South Ossetia. We are ready to create conditions for any investigation.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the BBC the attack on South Ossetia was "reckless" and added: "The Russian response was reckless and wrong".
He said he had raised the issue of possible Georgian war crimes with the government in Tbilisi.
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