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Russia steps up blockade on Georgia

Russia has stepped up its economic and diplomatic blockade of neighbouring Georgia, severing all land, sea, and postal links with the small former Soviet republic in order to punish it for accusing four Russian military officers of spying. Moscow’s hardline reaction came despite the four men being allowed to fly home to Russia yesterday after Georgia’s President, Mikhail Saakashvili, handed them over to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe during a ceremony in which the world’s media was invited to watch the “spies” having their handcuffs removed. Full Story

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