Ukraine has expressed surprise about the statements made by the Investigations Committee of the Russian prosecutor's office saying that Ukrainian troops and UNA-UNSO representatives took part in the attack against South Ossetia in August 2008.

"We are surprised and concerned about the sharp statements made by the Russian investigations Committee on the involvement of Ukrainian troops in the conflict, which is not confirmed by any data," a Ukrainian diplomat told Interfax on Tuesday, Kyiv Post reported.

"Such statements made from Moscow are likely to cause an increase of tensions in Russian-Ukrainian relations and a sharp rise in anti-Ukrainian hysteria in Russian society," the source said.

"We are hoping that Russia will consult with Ukraine on such matters in the future, without unneeded noise and politicization," the source said.

The Investigations Committee of the Russian prosecutor's office has recently announced that it has evidence that Ukrainian troops and UNA-UNSO representatives took part in the conflict on the Georgian side.

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