August 12, 2008
GORDON Brown, the Prime Minister, has condemned Russia’s actions in Georgia as “unjustified” and warned that the escalation in tension risked destabilising the entire region.
In a strongly worded statement, he signalled that Moscow was putting its international reputation on the line with its “continued aggression” against the independent country.
That remark will be interpreted as a coded warning about Russia’s status as a G8 member.
Mr Brown spoke as the conflict spread outside the breakaway South Ossetia province – where Moscow claims it is protecting the rights of its citizens – and into other parts of Georgia.
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