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Cablegate: Mfa has No Formal Opinion On Russia-Georgia

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LONDON AND PARIS FOR AFRICA WATCHERS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV GG RS ER
SUBJECT: MFA HAS NO FORMAL OPINION ON RUSSIA-GEORGIA

REF: STATE 89769

(U) In an August 21 meeting, MFA Americas Unit Head, Teaghes
Kiflezghi, informed PolOff the MFA does not have an official
position regarding the Russia-Georgia conflict (reftel). On
a personal note, however, Teaghes commented that he feels
sympathy for the excessive loss of Georgian lives.
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