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Brussels. Aug 29 (Interfax) - The European Union, whose summit, opening September 1, will be devoted to the Georgian issue, will probably not impose sanctions on Russia, a high-placed diplomatic source told Interfax in Brussels on Friday.
MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said it believes that the G7 statement condemning Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia justifies Georgia's aggression.
MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax) - Moscow believes that the UN Security Council must hear Abkhazia and South Ossetia's opinions, when the settlement of the Georgian-Abkhaz and Georgian-Ossetian conflicts is discussed.
By Alan Jones RUSSIAN Prime Minister Vladimir Putin yesterday accused the US of starting the fighting in Georgia. The former president - still considered the country's real leader - said America encouraged Georgia to attack the breakaway region of South Ossetia.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Russian Ambassador Defends Recognition of South Ossetia, Abkhazia"] BEIJING, Aug.
By David L. Stern Andrew E. Kramer contributed reporting from Moscow. * Russia suffered a significant setback here Thursday as members of a regional security group in which the Kremlin plays an important role offered little support for Moscow's military action in Georgia.
By Gerri Peev RUSSIA has issued a stark warning over what it says is a build- up of Nato ships in the Black Sea, as tensions rise to their highest level since the outbreak of hostilities in Georgia.
Washington, Aug. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Group of Seven major industrial countries on Wednesday condemned Russia's recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as violating Georgia's sovereignty.
Text of report by Latvian newspaper Diena on 28 August [Commentary by Askolds Rodins: "Russia's fence of sticks"] On Tuesday [26 August], Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev signed decrees on the recognition of Abkhazia's and South Ossetia's independent statehood.
By BEN PADLEY; GAVIN CORDON RUSSIA was today facing condemnation from Britain and other nations over its recognition of the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...
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