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Two Ukrainian climbers killed during ascent in Georgian mountains

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July 19, 2012, 10:05 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Two Ukrainian climbers were killed during the ascent in mountains in Georgia, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported.
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Two Ukrainian climbers were killed during the ascent in mountains in Georgia, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported.

"According to the Ukrainian Embassy in Georgia, on July 17, when a group of four Ukrainian climbers made a descent from the peak of Ushba mountain (Georgia) a rope snapped at an altitude of 3,600 m, resulting in the deaths of two citizens of Ukraine," the press service of quoted the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Oleksandr Dykusarov.

Rustavi-2 TV Channel reported earlier that four climbers from Kyiv made the ascent of Ushba on July 13. Two of them fell into a gorge.

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