Russia expanding power in Ossetia

2014-12-06 07:05

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Warsaw - The Georgian president says that Russia, after recently expanding its authority over the breakaway region of Abkhazia, now plans a similar move in South Ossetia.

Russia routed Georgia in a five-day war in 2008 fought over the two regions, and has since recognized both as independent states. Last month Moscow signed a pact with Abkhazia tightening the Kremlin's control over the region's military and economic affairs.

President Giorgi Margvelashvili said on Friday that he received information from officials in South Ossetia earlier in the day that a similar deal will be signed there.

He called it an "unfortunate step that is planned against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia."

Margvelashvili was delivering a lecture at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, a leading Polish think tank.

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