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Caucasus remains a crisis spot - US Intelligence2009-02-13 11:59
According to the U.S. National Intelligence Director, Dennis Blair, the Caucasus remains a hot spot.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The non-secret version of the report prepared by the US intelligence with estimations of threat to the national security was presented at the hearings in the special Senate Committee on intelligence. - ITAR TASS.
"There are great tensions in the Caucasus," Blair said. "Six months after the military conflict between Russia and Georgia over Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the regions are still hot spots."
"Although the political situation in Georgia has stabilized, President Mikheil Saakashvili faces increasing criticism from the opposition. His reaction will either strengthen or break down the democratic process in the country," he said.
Yesterday Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia presented his annual report and claimed that Georgia will achieve the return of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in peaceful way.
"The empire always loses, and it will lose. Abkhazia and Tskhinval will return to their cradle, and we will achieve it peacefully, via development of economy and democracy, cooperation with all the international community," Saakashvili believes.