Georgian president a, “political corpse”

Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has called his Georgian foe a, “political corpse,” in remarks confirming Russian hostility to the Georgian government.

“President Saakashvili no longer exists in our eyes,” Medvedev told Italy’s Rai television.

Fighting between Russia and Georgia began on 7th August after the Georgian military tried to retake the breakaway region of South Ossetia by force. Russian forces launched a counter-attack and the conflict ended with the ejection of Georgian troops from both South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Russia has since recognised the independence of both regions, though no other country has.

More on this story from the BBC >>

Meanwhile, Russia’s status as the biggest oil and gas supplier to Europe means that economic and political sanctions will not be imposed in the immediate future.

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