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Originally posted by andy1033
It is just something russia needs to do to protect its troops and people, just in case georgia does something stupid. Nato are stup1d doing this war games, and its just something russia needs to do, to protect the new provinces also.
Thx for the heads up
Russia has been accused of carrying out the stealth annexation of a third of Georgia after the Kremlin imposed direct control over the borders of two rebel regions at the heart of last year's war in the Caucasus.
A new round of tensions with the West ratcheted up over the holiday weekend when a spy dispute unfolded with NATO that is expected to prompt Russia to expel Western diplomats.
NATO also traded barbs with the government over an agreement giving Russian forces direct control over the de facto borders of Georgia's South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions.
The tensions are likely to grow this week, because NATO plans to kick off military exercises in Georgia that have drawn fire from Moscow, which itself is preparing for Victory Day, the May 9 holiday celebrating the end of World War II.
Westernism is giving way to Orientalism in Moscow's outlook, if the past week's happenings are any guide. As Russia's ties with the West deteriorate, an upswing in its strategic partnership with China becomes almost inevitable.
The resumption of Russia-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) dialogue has gone awry. And the nascent hopes regarding a "reset of the button" of the Russian-American relationship are belied. With Moscow under multiple pressures from the West, two top Chinese officials have arrived in the Russian capital to offer support - Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.
Moscow angrily reacted to NATO's expulsion of two Russian diplomats on Wednesday.
May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Russia has deployed more than 10,000 soldiers in two breakaway Georgian regions, thousands more than previously announced, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.
“We have serious grounds to believe that Russia has more than 10,000 troops in the two regions, not 3,700 in each as they have claimed,” Zurab Kachkachishvili, head of the ministry’s political department, told reporters in Tbilisi today.
Russia will announce on Wednesday expulsion of head and member of staff of the NATO information office in Moscow, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday citing a source from Russian Foreign Ministry, Xinhua reported.
TBILISI, May 6 (RIA Novosti) - Members of Georgia's opposition and police clashed on Wednesday near the main police department building in the capital Tbilisi, injuries have been reported, Georgian TV channels said.
Levan Gachechiladze, an opposition leader, was wounded after a rubber bullet hit him in the head.
There are reports that Gachechiladze's brother, Giorgi has been detained.
According to Georgian media, Giorgi triggered the clash by climbing onto the fence of a police compound. Protestors reportedly used sticks to attack the police.