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Russia accuses Ukraine of fighting for Georgia against S.Ossetia

MOSCOW (RIA Novosti) August 24 - Russian prosecutors said that Ukrainian troops and members of a nationalist group were involved in Georgia's attack on South Ossetia last August.

"Ukraine's regular Defense Ministry units and at least 200 members of the UNA-UNSO nationalist organization joined Georgia in its military aggression against the republic of South Ossetia," the investigation department of the Prosecutor General's Office's said in a statement.

Russian investigators say they have found uniforms, photographs and documents belonging to Ukrainian National Assembly - Ukrainian National Self Defense (UNA-UNSO) members, as well as documents authorizing them to use vehicles provided by Georgian authorities.

A spokesman for Ukraine's General Staff denied the Russian prosecutors' accusation, which coincided with Ukraine's Independence Day.

"This is propaganda. Our military units were not there," Serhiy Kuzmin was quoted by the BBC Russian service as saying. He said the Ukrainian soldiers who took part in military drills in Georgia were withdrawn from the country when the war broke out.

Una-Unso militia fighting the Russians in Georgia

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by Oui on Sun Feb 23rd, 2014 at 07:17:50 AM EST

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