Russian Defense Minister comments on military operation in Georgia

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov accepts a possibility of a militaryoperation in Georgia. He made a correspondent statement to journalistscommenting on yesterday's statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin, atthe request of RBC. Putin stated that if the Georgian government was notable to create a security zone at the Russian-Georgian border, "we reservethe right for individual and collective defense". As Ivanov pointed out,the President did not mean that this operation was obligatory; everythingwill depend on the position of Georgian leaders. Ivanov said that one ofthese days, the President will listen to a report on the development ofspecial operations for eliminating terrorist groups..

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