NATO 'watching' Russian Abkhazia troop boost

NATO said on Wednesday it was watching Russia's troop buildup in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region with concern and that the move by Moscow was raising tensions in the region.

NATO 'watching' Russian Abkhazia troop boost
NATO spokesman James Appathurai told a news briefing as NATO ambassadors met their Russian counterpart that it might be correct that Russia was technically entitled to raise its troop levels, but added: "This is not easing tensions, it is raising tensions ... NATO is watching with concern."

Russia announced on Tuesday it was sending extra peacekeeping troops to Abkhazia to counter what it said were Georgian plans for an attack, prompting the European Union to accuse it of stoking tensions.

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