Russia threatens NATO

Russian envoy to NATO, on Monday (20 / 4), threatening to cancel the meeting will be the senior military commander next month if the alliance is still conducting training plan in Georgia, the Interfax News Office reported.

"If we see no response (on the Russian protests about the training that the staff meeting )..., Russia-NATO planned held on May 7 will not take place," said Interfax quoted Dmitry Rogozin.

Russia, which is involved in a brief war with Georgia last year, NATO protest of plans to do a series of international exercises near Tbilisi next month.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned that NATO exercises that can hinder efforts to overcome the tension relationship between the organization and Moscow, which is frozen after the Georgia war.

Russia and NATO decision to start work again with the council is part of efforts to improve relations between Moscow and Washington, after Barack Obama launch new duties as president of the United States.

The first meeting of council of minister level since the relationship is again scheduled to take place starting on 29 April and the planned ministerial-level meeting on May 19. Russian officials so far have not send the signal that the risk of this meeting was canceled.

Russia calls NATO exercises as it is on alliance support for Georgia, an important transit route for oil and gas Caspian Sea to Europe, and has been brought under control by Moscow.

NATO states did not understand why Moscow feels disturbed by the practice plan, which will involve 1,300 soldiers from 19 countries from 6 May to 1 June.

Russian troops entered Georgia to break the Georgian military effort to more South Ossetia on August 7-8. Five-day war in August that erupt when Tbilisi tried to restore power to the military forces in the area of South Ossetia secede from Georgia in 1992, after the fall Sovyet Union.

Georgia and Russia still disagree after a brief war in August between them years ago to the South Ossetia.

In addition to South Ossetia, Abkhazia also separate themselves from Georgia in the early 1990s. The two separatist regions that depend almost entirely on the top of the Russian financial assistance, military, and diplomatic.

Georgia still claims sovereignty over the area and received support from the West South Ossetia on Wednesday (11 / 3) states will allow Russian troops to the region to use the military base for 99 years.

Abkhazia leader Sergei Bagapsh also said earlier in March, the province will soon sign an agreement that allows Russia to build a base in another separatist region of Georgia for the period of 49 years.

Russia still plans to put thousands of soldiers in Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been anger Tbilisi and associates to its West, saying that it violated the cease-fire end of war.

Recognition of the independence of Moscow on the second area menyulut criticism from Georgia and many Western countries.

Russian recognition of opening up the independence of the two Georgian regions that it separates itself, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, on January 16 when President Dmitry Medvedev receives ambassador ambassador-their first flush of biting with the ambassadors of NATO member countries.

Nicaragua to give "full recognition" to the republic-republic Abkhazia and South Ossetia as "the new member countries free of the world community.


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