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UPI | August 8, 2011

MOSCOW — Russia, on the anniversary of its war with Georgia, said the country’s president is “ill-bred” though it didn’t make the same claim against the Georgian people.

Russian forces responded when the Georgian military invaded the separatist republic of South Ossetia in 2008. The conflict spilled over to engulf forces from Abkhazia, another separatist republic. (more…)

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Source: Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA)

Date: 28 Jul 2009

Helen Maguire, dpa

Tbilisi_(dpa) _ Since last summer’s war with Russia over the country’s breakaway provinces, Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili may have felt at times like a man under siege. (more…)

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By ELLEN BARRY

Published: July 23, 2009

TBILISI, Georgia — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. gave a rousing speech at Georgia’s Parliament building on Tuesday, raising his voice to a shout in denunciation of Russia’s “19th-century notion of spheres of influence,” and urging the world not to formally recognize the separatist territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. He received standing ovations, one after another. (more…)

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14 July 2009

By Nikolaus von Twickel / The Moscow Times

President Dmitry Medvedev pledged support for South Ossetia’s separatist leadership during a surprise visit Monday that Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili condemned as Russia’s “most immoral and shameful precedent in centuries.” (more…)

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