Voices from Russia

Friday, 15 August 2008

Russia Finds Ukrainian Licence Plates at Georgian Army Base

Filed under: diplomacy,military,politics,Russian,the Ukraine,war and conflict — 01varvara @ 00.00

Dmitri Rogozin (1963- )

Moscow intends to send an official request to Kiev to identify Ukrainian diplomatic licence plates discovered by Russian intelligence officers at a Georgian military base, Dmitri Rogozin, Russia’s NATO envoy, said on Friday. “We do not know what they were intended for, we are merely stating a fact”, Mr Rogozin said. The suspicious discovery, which could signal that the Ukraine was involved in the recent conflict in South Ossetia, was made in Senaki, in western Georgia.

Colonel General Anatoly Nogovitsyn, deputy chef of Russia’s General Staff, reported earlier in the day that Russian reconnaissance officers in Abkhazia spotted a large number of cars with licence plates of Ukrainian diplomats. Commenting on the purpose of the plates, he said cars with such plates could move freely across Georgia, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. “Diplomatic cars are not subject to checks on roads. They can carry any cargoes, including arms”, General Nogovitsyn said.

Editor’s Note:

Ouch! Yushchenko’s fingers are slammed by the lid of the cookie jar. He is demanding a say over the Black Sea Fleet’s movements? After this, I have a better chance of winning the Mega Millions lotto than he has of getting his “demand”.

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