Georgia's ethnic cleansing claims 'fabricated'
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Russia accused Georgia of making up allegations of ethnic cleansing in its breakaway provinces after Tbilisi failed to regain control of the areas in a five-day war.
Georgia has complained to the International Court of Justice of the murder of thousands of ethnic Georgians and the alleged displacement of some 300,000 people in a two-decade campaign of discrimination.
Russia, however, portrayed itself as a peacemaker and yesterday said the court had no jurisdiction to hear the case. Georgia is due to present its argument today. AP
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