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“Russia will have to create a defense belt near Sochi, if Georgia becomes a member of NATO,” the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s European cooperation department, Andrei Kelin

“We will have to create a defense belt near Sochi. We will have to spend colossal resources on preventing likely actions by a hypothetical enemy, this is inevitable,” Kelin said. "Russia will have to create a defense belt near Sochi, if Georgia becomes a member of NATO," the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s European […]

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Russian military column recently spotted in Ingushetia as Chechnya border tension increases + “Tbilisi has turned down all our offers to restore diplomatic ties and continues its hostile actions against us on the international scale, contributing to the NATO strategy of containing Russia

Protests have been under way for nearly two weeks in the Russian republic of Ingushetia over a land-swap deal with neighboring Chechnya. More: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-ingushetia-chechnya/29548561.html Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Grigory Karasin, has blamed the country of Georgia for upsetting attempts to make peace and restore diplomatic ties in the wake of the 2008 conflict. “Tbilisi has turned […]