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(our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 07, 2018 11:46AM
Putin wants to keep his ill-gotten gains and has his puppet premier issue war threats. Will Trump hand over Georgia as well?
(Does Trump know the capital isn't Atlanta?)

Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
[apnews.com]
MOSCOW (AP) — An attempt by NATO to incorporate the former Soviet republic of Georgia could trigger a new, “horrible” conflict, Russia’s prime minister said Tuesday in a stern warning to the West marking 10 years since the Russia-Georgia war.

Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Kommersant daily broadcast by Russian state television that NATO’s plans to eventually offer membership to Georgia are “absolutely irresponsible” and a “threat to peace.”

Medvedev was Russia’s president during the August 2008 war, which erupted when Georgian troops tried unsuccessfully to regain control over the Moscow-backed breakaway province of South Ossetia and Russia sent troops that routed the Georgian military in five days of fighting. The Russian army was poised to advance on the Georgian capital, but Medvedev rolled it back, accepting a truce mediated by the European Union.

After the war, Georgia entirely lost control of both South Ossetia and another separatist region, Abkhazia. Russia has strengthened its military presence in both regions and recognized them as independent states, but only a few countries have followed suit.

The European Union on Tuesday reiterated its “firm support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders” and lamented the Russian military presence in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

In a show of support for Georgia, foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, and a Cabinet member from Ukraine, visited Tbilisi Tuesday, urging Russia to withdraw its troops from Abkhazia and South Ossetia. “Nowadays no country can change the borders of another country by force,” said Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz.

Russian-Georgian relations have improved since the war, but the issue of the breakaway regions remains, preventing the full normalization of ties.

Medvedev warned that NATO’s attempt to embrace Georgia could have catastrophic consequences.

“There is an unresolved territorial conflict ... and would they bring such a country into the military alliance?” he said. “Do they understand the possible implications? It could provoke a horrible conflict.”

Medvedev pointed to Moscow’s recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the Russian military bases there, saying that any attempt to change the status quo could lead to “extremely grave consequences.” ?I hope that NATO’s leadership will be smart enough not to take any steps in that direction,” he said.

The Russian prime minister described NATO’s eastward expansion as a major security threat to Russia.



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Re: (our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 07, 2018 11:50AM

Orange is the new Red.
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Re: (our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 07, 2018 11:55AM
I'm guessing that Trump's response to this was decided in Helsinki.




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Re: (our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 07, 2018 12:01PM
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steve...
I'm guessing that Trump's response to this was decided in Helsinki.

It was decided before that.

He was just told what it was in Helsinki.
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Re: (our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: vision63
Date: August 07, 2018 12:58PM
The ball is in the court of the European Union.
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Re: (our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 07, 2018 02:55PM
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vision63
The ball is in the court of the European Union.
EU to Vlad:
yob T'voyu...... m....
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Re: (our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 07, 2018 06:34PM
oh, THAT Georgia. for a second there i thought my home state was getting a bit to big for its britches.



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Re: (our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: gabester
Date: August 08, 2018 12:03AM
Horrible conflict... Too many lives have already been jeopardized. Anyone with a conscience should have taken the opportunity to get two birds with one stone on that day. The prospect of more - actual - deaths engineered by those men is unpalatable in the extreme. Interpol, take these criminals DOWN!
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Re: (our dear friends) Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO
Posted by: max
Date: August 08, 2018 10:50AM
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Steve G.
Putin wants to keep his ill-gotten gains and has his puppet premier issue war threats. Will Trump hand over Georgia as well?


The European Union on Tuesday reiterated its “firm support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders” and lamented the Russian military presence in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

In a show of support for Georgia, foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, and a Cabinet member from Ukraine, visited Tbilisi Tuesday, urging Russia to withdraw its troops from Abkhazia and South Ossetia. “Nowadays no country can change the borders of another country by force,” said Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz.

Somebody should have explained it to Bill Clinton when he set the precedent for Russia to follow, by separating Kosovo from Serbia.....
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