Ambassador To Russia Recalled




 
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July 11th, 2008  
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Topic: Ambassador To Russia Recalled


New York Times
July 11, 2008
Pg. 8
By Anne Barnard
Georgia recalled its ambassador to Russia for consultations after the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that a Russian military aircraft had flown over a breakaway, pro-Moscow region of Georgia this week. The flight, and Georgia’s response, further escalated tensions between Russia and Georgia, a former Soviet republic, as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it had received a warning this week from Russian peacekeeping forces in the breakaway region, South Ossetia, that Georgia was considering sending in forces to rescue four of its servicemen held by separatists. Russia said the flight was conducted to observe the situation and to send a message that “dampened the zeal of hotheads in Tbilisi.”
 


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