Georgia says S.Ossetia detains two EU monitors

EU mission said it had no information on the incident.

Georgia says S.Ossetia detains two EU monitors
Georgia's Interior Ministry said on Tuesday two European Union ceasefire monitors had been detained by South Ossetian separatists, but the EU mission said it had no information on the incident.

"What we know for sure is that they were detained by the Ossetians in the village of Odisi and afterwards they were taken to (separatist capital) Tskhinvali," Georgian Interior Ministry official Shota Utiashvili told Reuters.

A spokesman for the EU monitoring mission in Georgia said it was making checks on the report. South Ossetia's separatist administration could not immediately be reached for comment.

A contingent of unarmed EU monitors has been patrolling areas adjacent to South Ossetia as part of a ceasefire deal that helped end last August's war between Georgia and Russia. The monitors have been denied access to South Ossetia itself.

Reuters
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