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Moscow Worried By Georgian Buildup Near South Ossetia, Abkhazia
RIA Novosti ^ | January 23, 2009

Posted on 01/24/2009 10:01:40 AM PST by Fennie

MOSCOW - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday Georgia's expanding military presence on the borders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia continued to be a matter for grave concern.

It said the Georgian military and police presence called for "special attention on the part of the UN and other international organizations operating in the region."

A week ago, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference that, "EU monitors working in areas adjacent to South Ossetia and Abkhazia have been reporting a buildup of Georgian military units and special forces near the borders with South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and our 'technical devices' have also recorded this. Provocations also occur sporadically. We are concerned by this."

Moscow criticized on Thursday a refusal by Tbilisi to allow Russian inspectors access to military installations on its territory.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: geopolitics; georgia; israel; russia

1 posted on 01/24/2009 10:01:44 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

Russia will do ANYTHING to drive oil prices up because they are almost broke!


2 posted on 01/24/2009 10:04:00 AM PST by WellyP
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Probably two guys from a South Georgian platoon came back from sick leave, raising the troop level to 40 from 38. Naturally in Russia's view this is a dangerous troop buildup and they may need to intervene!
3 posted on 01/24/2009 10:24:43 AM PST by aegiscg47
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To: Fennie

Wag the Dog?


4 posted on 01/24/2009 10:44:45 AM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: Fennie

They were coming right at us.

5 posted on 01/24/2009 11:32:26 AM PST by kinghorse
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Somebody needs to collapse that tunnel.

Then the Georgians can liberate South Ossetia.


6 posted on 01/24/2009 11:48:56 AM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie utulie. Mornie alantie.)
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It looks like Putin’ Pukes are gearing up for another invasion. They’ll waste no time to test Obama (who will do nothing) except go to the UN and say “be nice!”


7 posted on 01/24/2009 12:26:23 PM PST by kenmcg (cOMMBYAH)
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My thoughts exactly. Putin is laying the groundwork for his followup and this time he won’t stop with S Ossetia Abkhazia. He’ll soon control the BTC pipeline along with all energy flows out of the Caspian Sea region.


8 posted on 01/24/2009 12:50:56 PM PST by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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They’ll waste no time to test Obama (who will do nothing) except go to the UN and say “be nice!”

I'll be pleasantly surprised if he does that much for the Georgians. More likely he'll call for sanctions against them, or voice support for Moscow's liberation of whatever chunk of Georgia they grab next.

9 posted on 01/24/2009 1:47:12 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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