Moscow/Agency Caucasus - After flying its warplanes as an expression of challenge to Georgia, Russia called on the Georgian administration both to sign a nonaggression pact with Abkhazia and South Ossetia and to withdraw its troops from Kodor.
"The solution can only be reached," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in its written statement, "when provocations are put an end to and a treaty of nonaggression is signed at once."
The Russian Foreign Ministry also said that Georgia should contribute to the solution outlined above by promising to withdraw its troops from the Upper Kodor area of Abkhazia.
The Security Council of the United Nations (UN) called twice on the administration in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, to demilitarize Kodor after it sent there its troops in 2006. Kodor is only 25 km away from Sukhum, capital of Abkhazia.
After four warplanes were flown over South Ossetia on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry released a ... >>full
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of the United States meets with President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia
Tbilisi/Agency Caucasus - The tension continues to swell up after it was first caused by Georgian officials and security officers being held responsible for the recent attacks and blasts in both Abkhazia and South Ossetia and it was afterwards mounted by Russian warplanes flying over South Ossetia as a challenge for Tbilisi to face.
After Georgia ordered its ambassador to Moscow to return to its capital Tbilisi, Nikoloz Rurura, Deputy President of the Georgian Commission on National Security, threatened to shoot down the Russian warplanes next time they were flown again. "We are serious about keeping our armed forces ready to attack; and they are capable of responding effectively to aggressive moves. Next time Russia flies its warplanes, it will surely have to pick up the remnants of them," Rurura said.
Russia sends 700 tanks and armored vehicles to Georgian border Publication time: 16 July 2008, 17:21 The command of the Russian invaders reported that gangs of "commandos" stationed in Pskov, Russia have now been dispatched to the Georgian border as part of the so-called "military training exercises".
At the same time assistant of the ringleader of the Russian gang called "Land Troops of the Russian Federation", some "colonel" Igor Konashenkov especially stressed that "the deployment of the units of the Pskov Division is not being done in this particular region of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict".
"Transfer of commandos is carried out by IL-76 aircraft of military transportation fleet of Russia's Air Force along the Pskov-Mozdok airlift. A total of five IL-76 are involved. At the present time two aircraft with personnel, conventional armaments and equipment are already up in the air. After landing in Mozdok the commandos will conduct a multi-kilometer march in their military ... >>full
Russia and the United States get ready for war in Georgia Publication time: 15 July 2008, 18:00 The United States is concerned by the recent violation of Georgian airspace by Russian military aircraft over the rebellious Georgian region of South Ossetia, Sean McCormack, spokesman for the US State Department says.
"The United States is concerned by the recent escalation in violence in the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and calls upon all sides to return to direct negotiations and resolve their differences peacefully," McCormack said.
"We are deeply troubled by Russia's statement that its military aircraft deliberately violated Georgia's internationally recognized borders, over the rebellious Georgian region of South Ossetia".
McCormack said that such "activities raise questions about Russia's role as peacekeeper and facilitator of the negotiations" and also "threaten stability throughout the entire region".
In this connection the US "urged all members of the international community, including Russia, to support Georgia's sovereignty and ... >>full
One of the Russian peace-keeping forces set to South Ossetia
Vladikavkaz/Agency Caucasus - Commander Sergei Makarov of the Russian Army deployed in the Military Region of North Caucasus said that his troops would be ready to help Russian Peace Forces in case the tension escalates so high as to cause an outbreak of fighting between Georgia and its two breakaway regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Makarov said that his troops displayed readiness for a possible warfare while they were exercising the military drills: "The Regional Russian Army of the North Caucasus will be commissioned in case fighting breaks out between the sides to assist the peace forces in ending the conflict between the sides, to provide humanitarian aid to the residents of the zone of conflict, to protect the rights and liberties of the Russian citizens and to try to evacuate the local residents from the zone of conflict."
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