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Georgian president vows to rebuild army and pursue control of enclaves

By C. J. Chivers and Michael Schwirtz
Published: August 25, 2008


TBILISI, Georgia: President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia said Sunday that he planned to rebuild his country's shattered army, and that even after its decisive defeat in the war for control of one of Georgia's two separatist enclaves he would continue to pursue a policy of uniting both under the Georgian flag.

"It will stay the same," he said of his ambition to bring the enclaves, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, under Georgian control. "Now as ever."

The upper house of Russia's parliament, meanwhile, voted unanimously Monday to ask President Dmitri Medvedev to recognize the enclaves' independence. The lower house was expected to hold a similar vote later in the day.

France called an emergency summit meeting of the European Union for next Monday to discuss "the future of relations with Russia" and aid to Georgia,

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  • He should be arrested and prosecuted for warcrimes and then executed.

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  • Medvedev warned that if Saakashvili tries it again, they will make sure they will have a much greater response this time.

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  • A billion dollars worth of equipment squandered. Let's just do it again... WTF?

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  • i think he has learned dont poke the bear.

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  • After our great victory, Russia will finish off whatever is left of georgia very soon!

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  • I apologise for discrepancies, a city Burn it is necessary to read as city Gori. J.Osetia as South Ossetia.

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  • THAT GUY JUST LOOKS CRAZY.

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  • 1. Georgia had no what right to bomb a city of TShinval and to kill peace inhabitants and the Russian peacemakers - an attack was artful, at night, without declaration of war, besides preliminary Georgian side THREE HOURS prior to bombardment has declared, that will not apply at all force that has in turn calmed peace inhabitants and has led still to the big victims. I consider, that it has been made intentionally. The Saakoshvili statement, that ostensibly is Russia bombed TShinval - LIE (as we More..

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