APPEAL OF THE SUPREME SOVIET OF THE
You have been introducing additional
contingent of the Soviet Army and internal troops of the USSR Ministry of
Internal Affairs to the territory of the former
Ossetian separatists interpreted all
these as support and started acting resolutely.
Starting from 16:00 on April 5,
supported by units of the internal troops and using their armored vehicles, the
Ossetian extremists attacked Georgian villages of Tamarasheni, Achabeti,
Kemerti, Sveri, and others from all sides. Two residents of Tamaarsheni, E. Elbakidze
and Z. Metreveli were killed and three injured. On the same night police school
student R. Datashvili and resident of village Mereti V. Tatishvili were killed
on the Eredvi-Khviti road.
Obvious aggression against the
As a result of the above, initiative
of Roundtable Political Organizations, also public of Georgia, a general strike
is being prepared in the Republic, involving workers, public servants,
railwaymen, sailors, who join the workers of the USSR who are on strike, and
support all their demands.
Strike Committees related to the
former South Ossetian Autonomous Area demand that the military aggression
1. Units of the Soviet army and
additional contingent of troops of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs that
arrived from different parts of the
2. The Commandant and its deputies
appointed by the
3. The Rock Pass and the Tunnel
should be closed and abandoned.
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of
(Bulletins of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic
of Georgia, # 4, 1991, pp. 98-99)