Wednesday, September 2, 2009

naval blockades and silent undercurrents


1. Georgia naval blockade situation silently escalates without mention from the MSM. Russia says it will protect vessels in Abkazia from Georgia. Georgia threatens to continue a naval blockade and will regard actions of Russian coast guard as acts of piracy. Where is the lapdog media?

Russian FSB to protect vessels in water area of Abkhazia from Georgia

The coast guard of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation will help the border guards of Georgia’s breakaway republic of Abkhazia to provide safety of the vessels coming into territorial waters of Abkhazia, online paper reports. The Russian and Abkhazian boats will be protected from detention by the Georgian border guards, according to the deputy head of the FSB of Russia Border Guard Service Yevgeny Inchin, news agency RIA Novosti reports.

According to Inchin, joint actions are stipulated by the agreement between the Russian Federation and Abkhazia on border protection. Russian side names preparation for the Olympic games in Sochi as one of the reasons for such measures, marks. Inchin has assured that inviolability of vessels will be provided "effectively and productively", online paper says.
The Georgian Minister of Reintegration Affairs Temur Yakobashvili has already commented on Inchin’s statement, saying that Tbilisi will regard actions of the Russian coast guard as piracy, adds.

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