New York, 7 July 2008 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on GeorgiaThe Secretary-General condemns the recent bombings in the cities of Gagra, Sukhumi and Gali on Abkhaz-controlled territory as well as in the immediate vicinity of the cease fire line on Georgian-controlled territory. All together, the bombings on Abkhaz-controlled territory have left four dead and 16 wounded, mostly civilians. One of those killed was a national staff member of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) and another UNOMIG national staff member is among the wounded. The Secretary-General calls for an immediate and thorough investigation of the incidents and for those responsible to be brought to justice.
The Secretary-General notes that these incidents have taken place against the background of a sharp increase in tension in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict. He calls on all parties to exercise maximum restraint, to refrain from violence and to work together in search for a peaceful and lasting settlement.
New York, 7 July 2008
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