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Russian Troops Have Cut Georgia In Half

From an approving Associated Press:

Russian troops seen near the village of Khurcha in Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008.

Georgia claims Russians have cut country in half

MOSCOW (AP) — Georgia’s president says Russia’s troops have effectively cut the country in half by seizing a strategic city that straddles the country’s main east-west highway.

President Mikhail Saakashvili made the statement in a national security council meeting on Monday, about an hour after officials claimed Russian troops had captured Gori, about 60 miles west of the capital Tbilisi.

The news agency Interfax cited a Russian Defense Ministry official as denying the reports of the seizure.

But a top official at the Georgian embassy in Moscow, Givi Shugarov, said Russian troops appeared to be moving toward Tbilisi and he alleged Russia’s goal was “complete liquidation” of the Georgian government

Russia captured the central city of Gori and its armored vehicles rolled deep into western Georgia on Monday, seizing a military base and several towns and opening a second front of fighting. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said the Russian forces had effectively cut his country in half…

The invasions of three western towns and Gori, which sits on Georgia’s only east-west highway, came despite a top Russian general’s claim earlier Monday that Russia had no plans to enter Georgian territory

What a shock it is that the Russians would lie.

Russia, after all, is a responsible world power. A democracy. A friend to the free world.

Our media has told us so for years.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 11th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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