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2.49pm GMT

The defence minister of Georgia, which fought a brief war with Russia in 2008, has expressed concern about Moscow putting its forces in western Russia on alert but said a Russian military intervention in Ukraine was highly unlikely. From Reuters:

    "Russia occupies almost 20 percent of my territory and they got away with the military aggression in 2008," Irakly Alasania told Reuters in an interview in Brussels.

    He said he was "of course" concerned by President Vladimir Putin's order yesterday for 150,000 troops to be ready for war games near Ukraine but that a Russian military intervention in Ukraine was a "highly unlikely scenario".

    Alasania said the 2008 war had shown that Russia's military capabilities were lower than people had previously thought.

    "They know that and they know that NATO knows this," he said. "So I think they know they cannot call a bluff (by) threatening to use military force. It is not going to happen," he said.

    Alasania said Ukraine and the west should do all they could to provide a "face-saving" way out of the Ukraine crisis for Russia and that the west should provide a big financial package for Ukraine.

Of course it's a poker game till now...we'll see who will blink first.
If you hear about NATO planes moving around in masses or USA aircraft carrier coming closer please inform us and Europeans should supply their households with some food etc. at least to have it until big boom...Not fanny at all actually :(

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 07:59:32 AM EST

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