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Cheney to visit Georgia, WH calls enclave independence “unfortunate”

Cheney travels to Georgia, Ukraine next week

AFP
August 25, 2008

US Vice President Dick Cheney will visit Georgia next week in a show of support for the war-battered US ally amid a deepening freeze in Russian ties with the West, the White House said Monday.

Cheney will become the most senior US official to visit the former Soviet republic since Russian tanks rolled into its smaller neighbor when Tbilisi tried to retake the Moscow-backed rebel region of South Ossetia by force.

The vice president, who warned early in the crisis that “Russian aggression must not go unanswered,” will also visit Azebaijan, Ukraine and attend an economic forum in Italy, the White House said.

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Bush to issue statement on Russia-Georgia situation

Reuters
August 26, 2008

President George W. Bush on Tuesday will issue a statement on Russia’s recognition of breakaway Georgia regions, which the White House called an “unfortunate decision.”

Russia has been making a number of “irrational decisions” related to the conflict, White House spokesman Tony Fratto said in Texas where Bush is at his Crawford ranch.

“So far we’ve seen a series of unfortunate decisions by the Russians that only serve to further isolate them. And we hope that they hear the loud voices from the international community and understand that it’s not in their long-term interests to take these kinds of actions,” Fratto said.

He called “ridiculous” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s accusation, in an interview with the BBC, that the United States was shipping arms to Georgia on naval vessels.

“I can assure you that these are purely humanitarian aid shipments that are going into Georgia and nothing else,” Fratto said.

 


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