Monday, 13 July 2009

Georgia Report Delayed

A story I missed last week: the EU report on last year's war between Russia and Georgia has been delayed for a few months, supposedly so that the commissioners can consider new evidence appearing at the last minute. Der Spiegel already had an insider account of the report's conclusions and reported that they were extremely unfavourable to Georgia. In essence, all of Georgia's claims about Russian aggression were shown to be false and Georgia itself was shown to be the aggressor.

Most likely that is what now accounts for this delay. Pressure will be brought to bear behind the scenes to make the commissioners skew their conclusions in Georgia's favour.

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