August 13, 2008 / 1:30 PM / 10 years ago

Russia says removing Georgian arms from town of Gori

MOSCOW, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Russian peacekeepers said on Wednesday they were removing military hardware and ammunition from an arms depot outside the Georgian town of Gori.

"In the vicinity of Gori, a big military depot was discovered containing Georgian military hardware," a spokesman for Russia’s peacekeeping force said by telephone.

"The depot was unguarded and the military hardware there was battle-ready. In the interests of demilitarising the conflict zone and ensuring the safety of the population, the military hardware and ammunition are now being removed." (Reporting by Oleg Shchedrov, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Ron Popeski)

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