Russian Troops Shoot Georgian Dead Near Boundary With Breakaway Region

The Georgian State Security Service (SUS) said on November 6 that Russian troops shot to death a Georgian man near the administrative boundary with Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia while trying to detain him. According to the SUS, Russian forces detained another Georgian man near the village of Kirbali. The EU Monitoring Mission In Georgia later confirmed the killing. Such incidents regularly take place in the area. Russia has kept thousands of its troops in South Ossetia and Georgia's other breakaway region, Abkhazia, after Moscow recognized the two regions as independent states following a five-day war with Georgia in August 2008. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Georgian Service, click here.