August 10, 2008 / 8:49 AM / 9 years ago

Georgia rebel region sends troops to disputed gorge

SUKHUMI, Georgia, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sergei Bagapsh, head of Georgia's separatist region of Abkhazia, said on Sunday he had sent 1,000 troops to the disputed Kodori gorge and announced the mobilisation of reservists to reinforce its positions.

"We are ready to act independently," he told reporters. "We are ready to enforce order and go further if there is resistance from the Georgian side." (Reporting by Ilya Kachayev; Writing by Maria Golovnina)



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