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Argument: South Ossetia is recognized as Georgian; Russia invaded Georgia

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Petras Vaitiekunas. - "Having arrived in Georgia and observing the situation on the spot, I agree with the assessments of the situation by the international community, that Russian military forces have crossed all red lines by crossing an internationally-recognized border into the sovereign territory of Georgia."[1]


A senior US official, who spoke on condition he not be named, said the outlook was "grim" and that Russia had planned its moves in Georgia for some time. - "This appears to be a full invasion of Georgia with an end result uncertain and an objective that is not clear but appears to be aggressive in nature. Words like invasion should not be used lightly but this is an invasion."[2]

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