August 28, 2008
EU leaders are considering sanctions “and many other means” against Russia over the Georgia crisis, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has said.
But he said he hoped the matter would “be solved by negotiation”.
Moscow’s military action in Georgia and its recognition of independence for rebel regions has angered the West.
At a key summit, Moscow’s Asian allies have not followed suit in recognising independence but Russia’s president says he has their “understanding”.
Speaking at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), President Dmitry Medvedev said the group had a united position that would have “international resonance”.
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