Ukrainian authorities have denied allegations yesterday that during the \"five-day war \"in Georgia Tbilisi fought on the side of Ukrainian troops , write The journalists Kommersant Sergey head and Sergei Strokan .
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About non-participation of their combatants in last year's conflict in the Caucasus and reported nationalist organization "Ukrainian National Assembly - Ukrainian People's Self-Defense "(UNA-UNSO). These statements were made in response to the statement Spokesman of the investigative committee at the Prosecutor (SKP) Vladimir Markin, "Interfax" reported "compelling evidence of "participation of Ukrainians in the war in the Caucasus. In Kiev, accusing Moscow in the escalation of the propaganda war. Official Statement Representative of the Russian Federation Vladimir Markin UPC, circulated on Monday, coincided with the celebration in Kiev's Independence Day and another on the parade Independence Square, which were shown different patterns of Ukrainian military equipment, including anti-aircraft missile systems "Buk-M1". It is these SAMs, according to Vladimir Markin, among other weapons Ukrainian production used by the Georgian troops were captured during operation to force Georgia to peace. In addition, Mr. Markin said of "irrefutable evidence" that the fighting in Georgia "Attended by members of the regular military units of Defense Ukraine, as well as at least 200 members of the UNA-UNSO, including the surnames Shapoval Kucherenko, Shevchenko, Matvsyuk, Zheltokon. "It should be noted that the statement Spokesman ICPO only summed prior charges address in Kiev, has already sounded in Moscow and Tskhinvali. On the trail in Ukrainian last year's events in the Caucasus have been told repeatedly by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Moreover, as set out by Mr. Markin facts, including all of the above "specific" names of Ukrainian soldiers, were announced in September last year, Attorney General of South Ossetia Taimuraz Khugaev. Meanwhile, Spokesperson ICPO provoked a strong reaction in Kiev. "Our units were not there," - Said yesterday the chief of general staff's press service of Ukraine Sergey Kuzmin described the interview as Mr. Markin's "propaganda" against Ukraine. A similar assessment was made and the Defense Ministry spokesman Ukraine Igor Halyavinsky, who called the recent accusations by the Russian "provocation." "No one but the soldiers who participated in planning exercises in Georgia was not. Moreover, after the outbreak of armed conflict and these formations have left the territory, "- said Mr. Halyavinsky. With his leadership and acted as a refutation of Nationalist UNA-UNSO organization. "Unfortunately, in the Georgian-Russian war of detachments of UNA-UNSO and individual members of the organization did not participate, "- said Deputy Chapter of UNA-UNSO Nicholas Karpyuk. The head of the Kiev organization UNA-UNSO, Igor Mazur, Topol pointed out that the ICPO made public a list of Ukrainian citizens no proof of their involvement in the conflict. "Surname Kucherenko wore my comrade, who was killed during the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict in 1993 "- confessed to Mr. Masur, Poplar (recall that UNA-UNSO then fought on the side of Georgia). One of the leaders of the organization expressed suggested that, based on documents about the conflict, "the Russians dazzled the legend of the previous year's events. "However, in the festering between Moscow and Kiev new war charges a number of Ukrainian deputies representing opposition, ready to support Russia's version of events in the Caucasus. "We do not only found evidence of corruption in the supply of weapons, but and participation in the conflict of specific individuals as part of the military experts Mercenaries and the UNA-UNSO, "- said yesterday," b "chapter was established in August last year, the temporary investigative commission on clarifying the circumstances the supply of Ukrainian military equipment to Georgia, a deputy from the Party of Regions Valery Konovalyuk. According to him, at the end of last year, collected his commission materials were transferred to the Attorney General of Ukraine, but no formal response was received. "I think that the statement was ICPO done for the reason that the Ukrainian side deliberately ignores the criminal actions related to the supply of arms to Georgia and the participation of specific parties to the conflict "- summed up by Valery Konovalyuk.
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