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Georgian separatists court Moscow

The leader of Georgia’s separatist South Ossetia region has said he hopes it will soon become part of Russia. Eduard Kokoity has been in Moscow for talks with the Russian government and leaders of two other self-governing regions, Ajaria and Abkhazia. Correspondents say renewed conflict between these regions and the new Georgian Government could cause the country to break apart. Both South Ossetia and Abkhazia fought Georgian forces in the early 1990s. The Interfax news agency said Mr Kokoity had met Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov on Thursday, and that the Ajarian leader, Aslan Abashidze, met him on Friday. Full Story

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