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Russia warned over ‘Soviet past’

Posted By admin On August 13, 2008 @ 11:04 am In World News | Comments Disabled

BBC [1]
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has warned Russia against hankering after a Soviet past in its border disputes.

He told the BBC Russia had been trying to assert the concept of “ex-Soviet space”, which was “not acceptable”.

Russia had adopted a 19th Century approach and “blatant aggression” in Georgia, when it should be asserting itself economically, he said.


EU foreign ministers are meeting to try to co-ordinate an international response to the crisis in Georgia.

Russian and Georgian troops have been fighting over the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia.


But Mr Miliband told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme there had been “blatant aggression” by Russia outside South Ossetia, in Abkhazia and into parts of Georgia.


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[1] BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7557887.stm

[2] Russia says Georgian move for South Ossetia was ‘like 9/11′: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-says-georgian-move-for-south-ossetia-was-like-911.html

[3] Russia and Georgia on the brink of war as four planes are shot down and 15 civilians killed in South Ossetia fighting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-and-georgia-on-the-brink-of-war-as-four-planes-are-shot-down-and-15-civilians-killed-in-south-ossetia-fighting.html

[4] Georgia says Russia deploying troops in South Ossetia: http://www.prisonplanet.com/georgia-says-russia-deploying-troops-in-south-ossetia.html

[5] South Ossetia ‘Will Join Russia’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-ossetia-will-join-russia.html

[6] Russia does not want “bad relations” with U.S. – Russian FM Lavrov: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-does-not-want-bad-relations-with-us-russian-fm-lavrov.html

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