Monday, May 25, 2009

FEATURES: Ex-Ambassador Says 'Evidence Mounting' Of New Russian Offensive In Georgia (

Denis Corboy, who is also the director of the Caucasus Policy Institute of the London King's College, at RFE/RL's bureau in Tbilisi

May 18, 2009 In a recent opinion piece in "The New York Times," three former diplomats called on the United States to lead efforts to prevent a "new tragedy" in Georgia. Citing Moscow's military buildup in the country and its resentment over the "unfinished business" of the August 2008 Russia-Georgia war, the authors -- former U.S. Ambassadors to Georgia William Courtney and Kenneth Yalowitz, and Denis Corboy, the former European Commission ambassador to Georgia -- argue that the West must step in to prevent a fresh escalation of violence. Corboy was recently in Tbilisi, where he spoke to RFE/RL Georgian Service correspondent Nino Gelashvili.

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