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Sunday, 24 August 2008

US Ambassador to the RF John Beyrle: Russian Troops Provided an Appropriate Response to the Georgian Attack on Peacekeepers in South Ossetia

US Ambassador to the Russian Federation John Beyrle (1954- ). His father, Sergeant Joseph Beryle, was a US Army paratrooper who was a hero in World War II who served with a Soviet tank battalion for a month after escaping German captivity. Memory Eternal to the Hero Joseph, who served with two armies against Hitler!

Russian troops provided an appropriate response to the Georgian attack against peacekeeping forces in South Ossetia. John Beyrle, the US Ambassador in Moscow, voiced this opinion in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant. He said, “From the very beginning, we made it clear to Georgia that the conflict with South Ossetia would never be settled by force”. The ambassador pointed out the importance of implementing the six-point peace plan worked out by the Presidents of Russia and France and signed by all the parties to the conflict. Mr Beyrle advocated the preservation of the territorial integrity of Georgia, but, with due regard for the wishes of the local inhabitants in settling Georgia’s conflicts with South Ossetia and Abkhazia. He is against the international isolation of Russia and welcomes Russian membership in the WTO.

22 August 2008

Voice of Russia World Service



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