Russia said on Monday it is disappointed with the United States and other countries for their "haste" in taking Georgia's side in a row over a missile dropped on Georgian soil.
Georgia accused a Russian jet of dropping a one-ton missile -- which failed to explode -- in a farmer's field about 65 km (40 miles) from Tbilisi on August 6. Moscow denied involvement and said Tbilisi fabricated the incident.
But the United States, a close Georgian ally, condemned what it called a rocket attack on Georgia and a group of military experts from the United States, Sweden, Latvia and Lithuania said last week the missile was dropped by a Russian jet.
"Georgia and some of its Western partners tried, in great haste ... in the space of a few hours, to accuse us of aggression against Georgia," First Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told Russia's Vesti-24 television station.
"We need to avoid haste in this issue. It is not a joke. It is a serious issue. We are talking about stability in the region," said Karasin.
"As for the U.S. position and that of a number of other countries, we are disappointed by the haste with which these countries took the Georgian side."
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