Russia and Georgia
August 27, 2007
Last week the Russian ambassador to the United Nations had some creative explaining to do. On August 6, an air-to-ground anti-radar missile burrowed into the earth in Georgia, Russia’s neighbor and the object of a trade and transport embargo. According to the Georgian government, an unidentified aircraft flew into Georgia from Russia, firing a missile at or close to a newly installed mobile radar station located near the border of Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia (but near a part of this de facto Russian protectorate under Georgian control).