Russia uses its veto

UN’s Georgian mission halted

Russia has vetoed a plan to extend the stay of 160 UN troops stationed in Georgia. This comes despite pressure from the U.S. and other countries who want to monitor the region after Russian forces invaded last August. Georgian officials say Russia wants observers expelled so it can continue with a secret military build-up in the Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions. Russia has already shown it’s willingness to go against international opinion— it broke a treaty with France by openly moving more troops to the region in April.

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