Monday, April 20, 2009

Russia pulls out of NATO meeting over Georgia

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MOSCOW (AFP) — Russia will pull out of a meeting with senior NATO military officials to protest what its envoy described Monday as "provocative" war games planned by the alliance in Georgia.

"If there will be no reaction (to a Russian complaint about the exercises) we will take certain measures," the envoy, Dmitry Rogozin, said in an interview with Vesti-24 television, quoted by the Interfax news agency.

"I can reveal one of them now: the meeting of the commanders of the general staffs of Russia and NATO, planned for May 7, will not take place," Rogozin said.

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