Despite the fresh snow on the ground here, it’s feeling like August again:
Georgia says Russia has deployed 2,000 additional troops in the pro-Russian breakaway region of South Ossetia, a move Russia denies.
If the Georgian claim is true, the build-up would violate a cease-fire deal that ended a five-day military conflict in August.
The Georgian Interior Ministry voiced fear over the alleged buildup and said Thursday Russia appears to be “preparing provocations” in South Ossetia. A spokesman, Shota Utiashvili, says there are now seven-thousand Russian troops in South Ossetia alone.
Georgia. In NATO. Now.
With big hints that Ukraine is to follow.