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A Georgian TV station broadcast news that Russian tanks had invaded the capital and the country’s president was dead, which sparked panic in the country.

The Imedi network report was false but brought back memories of the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia. (more…)

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On Georgia’s independence day, more than 50,000 opposition supporters have gathered (photo, from bbc.co.uk) in order to demand president Mikhail Saakashvili’s resignation. (more…)

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After talks near Moscow with Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Vladimir Putin, Russian prime minister, has expressed outrage at reports that Ukraine supplied arms and technicians to Georgia before the recent war. He added that if such reports were confirmed, they constituted a “crime”. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Russian troops have begun withdrawing from Poti, a strategic port on the Black Sea, as part of an accord concluded this week between Russia and the European Union. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Around the disputed South Ossetia region, a “buffer zone” is being fortifyed by Russian troops (photo, fromaljazeera.net), with eight military posts and a ban on Georgian aircraft, said a senior Russian commander. (more…)

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Russian officials’ comments, about Poland’s accepting a US missile defence base exposing the country to attack, have been dismissed by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (photo, from telegraph.co.uk) who said that such comments “border on the bizarre”. (more…)

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A preliminary deal has been signed by Poland with the US, concerning plans to host part of the controversial US defence shield. (more…)

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