Obama visits Moscow; Medvedev visits Tskhinvali. Obama wants “Georgia’s territorial integrity” respected; Medvedev demonstrates his enduring belief that Abkhazia and South Ossetia have nothing to do with Georgia’s territorial integrity.
I’m not going to pretend I have an easy answer to this little impasse. If you want easy answers, go somewhere else, ahem. But especially on the heels of Obama’s attempts to portray Medvedev as the Kremlin’s good cop, Medvedev’s own choice of travel destination seems rather pointed.
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