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Georgia UN monitors released

Kidnappers have released four UN staff abducted last week on the border between Georgia and its breakaway province of Abkhazia. Gunmen captured two Germans, a Dane and a Georgian translator working for a UN military observation team in the lawless Kodori Gorge on Thursday. “We can confirm that the hostages have been released,” said a Georgian envoy to the Kodori Gorge, Bessarion Kvitsiani. “The ransom has not been paid.” Various reports said the kidnappers had been demanding a payment of either $1.5 million or $3 million. The United Nations said it would not pay. Full Story

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