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Georgia: South Ossetia rejects aid, citing 'Saakashvili's involvement'

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President of breakaway South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity said on July 14, that Tskhinvali "can not accept" a humanitarian aid of computer tomography donated by a prominent Georgian academician Pridon Todua, because this initiative has turned into a political issue after Georgian President Saakashvili's statement, the South Ossetian Press and Information Committee reported.

"We welcome all the initiatives [both government and private] associated with the resolution of the conflict... Moreover, we are ready to carry out other humanitarian programs," President Saakashvili said on July 13.

Kokoity said that this humanitarian aid was a private initiative, which had nothing to do with the politics.

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