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Breakaway Abkhazia may demand striking a fresh balance with Georgia in terms of the distribution of the energy generated by the Inguri hydro-electric power plant, a Georgian newspaper has said.
Russian troops begin dismantling posts in Georgia MOSCOW, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Russian troops started dismantling posts in the buffer zone around South Ossetia and Abkhazia to meet the Friday deadline for their withdrawal from Georgia's territory, the Itar-Tass news agency reported on Sunday.
MOSCOW (AP)- Russia and Venezuelan officials on Friday signed agreements meant to bolster cooperation in the oil and gas industry, playing up energy ties between two nations trying to decrease U.S. influence around the world.
By Mary Dejevsky You probably think that, at least from Moscow's perspective, big bad Russia won its small war with plucky little Georgia. You may even believe - plenty do - that Russia is now licking its chops, as it surveys the possibilities beyond its other borders. You would be wrong.
The U.S. State Department would welcome a review of the Georgian-Russian conflict and the events leading up to it but it's time to move on, a spokesman said. "(We) would welcome a transparent look at all of the events surrounding Aug. 6 and 7 and the days, weeks and months before.
By Stephen Castle Andrew E. Kramer contributed reporting from Moscow.
MOSCOW. Sept 9 (Interfax) - The issue of involvement in international observer missions to Georgia is not vital to Russia, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Text of report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti Moscow, 9 September (RIA-Novosti): Dmitriy Medvedev believes that "without a doubt, the more observers from the OSCE and EU there are on Georgian territory, the better".
By Jamey Keaten Associated Press MOSCOW -- Russia's president pledged Monday to withdraw troops from key areas of Georgia after 200 European Union monitors deploy later this month as part of a revised cease-fire agreement.
LEADING ARTICLE Nicolas Sarkozy faces a hard task when he travels to Moscow today in an attempt to bridge East-West differences over the Georgia crisis that have, if anything, widened in recent weeks.