US: Georgia mission to give aid, not defend port

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said the United States has not had any problems with the Russians in getting humanitarian and medical supplies into Georgia.

US: Georgia mission to give aid, not defend port

The U.S. mission is not to defend the ports of Georgia but to provide humanitarian aid, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said on Thursday.

"We are not there to defend the ports, we are there to provide humanitarian aid," she said.

Perino also said the United States has not had any problems with the Russians in getting humanitarian and medical supplies into Georgia. Her comments followed reports that Russian troops had moved in and around some Georgian towns, including the Black Sea port of Poti.

Reuters

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