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Russia Warns Ukraine It Could See Repeat Of Georgia War

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April 23, 2014 AT 9:57 AM
Russia on Wednesday made its first direct comparison between the Ukraine crisis and its 2008 war with Georgia, warning that it would be forced to respond in a similar way if its interests were attacked. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the ominous comparison during an interview to be aired by the Kremlin mouthpiece Russia Today, known as RT. Russia invaded Georgia in August 2008 after Georgian government troops moved against separatist positions in the semi-autonomous region of South Ossetia.