Shota Utiashvili, Georgian interior ministry official, said that the five peacekeeping officials were detained on Sunday when their armoured personnel carrier collided with a Georgian woman’s car, in the town of Zugdidi.
Utiashvili said that the peacekeepers were later released.
Alexander Diordiev, a Russian peacekeeping official, confirmed the detention of the Russian soldiers but denied that there had been any sort of a collision.
“This is the latest attempt by the Georgians to discredit Russian peacekeepers. The police provoked our peacekeepers with their actions,” Diordiev said.
Russia accused Georgia on Friday of supporting armed rebels in southern Russia.
Georgia said it would block negotiations on a Russian entry to the World Trade Organisation unless Moscow reversed last month’s decision to strengthen ties with the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.