Rice calls Lavrov to express U.S. concern on Georgia

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she had called her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Friday to express concern about Moscow's move to strengthen ties with separatist regions of Georgia.

Rice calls Lavrov to express U.S. concern on Georgia
Rice said she telephoned Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister about a decree issued earlier this week by Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering his government to establish legal links with neighboring Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

"We are very concerned at the steps that have been taken and we have made our views known to the Russian government," Rice told reporters at the State Department, speaking at the start of a meeting with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.


Reuters
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