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Latest update : 2008-08-11

US President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney expressed their solidarity with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Monday, with Cheney saying "Russian aggression must not go unanswered".

US President George W. Bush said Monday he had told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that the violence in Georgia was "unacceptable".
  
"I said this violence is unacceptable," Bush told US broadcaster NBC, in reference to an exchange he had with Putin while they were attending Friday night's opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
  
"I expressed my grave concern about the disproportionate response of Russia and that we strongly condemn bombing outside of South Ossetia.
  
"I was very firm with Vladimir Putin."
  
Bush made his remarks in a live interview with NBC in Beijing on the final day of his visit to the Chinese capital to watch the Olympics.

 

 

CHENEY EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY

 

 

The United States on Monday expressed solidarity with Georgia and warned Russia against continued "aggression" over the South Ossetia conflict, US Vice President Dick Cheney's spokeswoman said.
  
Cheney made his remarks in a telephone conversation with Georgian President  President Mikheil Saakashvili on Sunday afternoon, according to the statement received in Beijing, where President George W. Bush is attending the Olympics.
  
"The Vice President praised President Saakashvili for his government's restraint, offers of cease-fire, and disengagement of Georgian forces from the zone of conflict in the South Ossetian region of the country," said the statement from Cheney's spokeswoman, Lee Anne McBride.
  
"The Vice President told President Saakashvili that Russian aggression must not go unanswered, and that its continuation would have serious consequences for its relations with the United States, as well as the broader international community."

 

 

 

Date created : 2008-08-11

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