September 16th, 2008

Грузия - Нью-Йорк Таймс, 16 сентября

September 16, 2008
Georgia Offers Fresh Evidence on War’s Start

TBILISI, Georgia — A new front has opened between Georgia and Russia, now over which side was the aggressor whose military activities early last month ignited the lopsided five-day war. At issue is new intelligence, inconclusive on its own, that nonetheless paints a more complicated picture of the critical last hours before war broke out.

Georgia has released intercepted telephone calls purporting to show that part of a Russian armored regiment crossed into the separatist enclave of South Ossetia nearly a full day before Georgia’s attack on the capital, Tskhinvali, late on Aug. 7.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/world/europe/16georgia.html

September 16, 2008
Calls Intercepted From Georgian Cellphone Network

Georgia’s eavesdropping operation was made possible because many South Ossetians — including the border officials whose calls were intercepted on Aug. 7 by Georgia’s intelligence services — used the Georgian cellphone network of MagtiCom, a United States-owned Georgian mobile operator.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/world/europe/16georgia.html

Following are transcripts of intercepted communications translated from the original language, Ossetian.

Conversation between the duty officer at the Roki Tunnel and a border guard at headquarters in Tskhinvali, intercepted Aug. 7 2008, 03:41.09.
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http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/world/2008/09/20080916_Georgia_Transcript.pdf