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Georgia sending spy planes to South Ossetia – Russia

Posted By admin On August 27, 2008 @ 11:04 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Russia Today [1]
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2008

A Georgian spy plane was detected in South Ossetian airspace on Tuesday, according to the Russian military. Colonel General Anatoly Nogovitsyn told a media briefing on Wednesday that the drone was acting in violation of existing agreements and believes Georgia is acting aggressively.

“A Georgian reconnaissance drone was detected at 3.15pm Moscow time (11.15am GMT) on Tuesday,” he said. “It was flying from the south to the north over South Ossetia and spying on places of deployment and movement routes of Russian military units.”

Nogovitsyn added that NATO has no right to endlessly enlarge the group of warships in the Black Sea.

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The Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff said that, under the 1936 Montreux Convention on the status of the Black Sea straights, the maximum total tonnage of the fleet for non-coastal states is 45,000 tonnes.

There are currently ten NATO warships in the Black Sea, with eight more expected shortly.

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[5] Georgia mobilizes commando units near S.Ossetia – Russian military: http://www.prisonplanet.com/georgia-mobilizes-commando-units-near-sossetia-russian-military.html

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