Mr Kouchner says Georgia facing Balkan-style escalation
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner warned in an interview Sunday of a Balkan-like spiral of violence in the conflict between Russia and Georgia over separatist South Ossetia, AFP reports.
"We are facing an escalation of violence" that is "unacceptable at the doors of Europe", Kouchner told Le Parisien newspaper as he prepared to leave for the region to mediate with Moscow and Tbilisi.
"This reminds me all too much of other recent conflicts that have torn our continent apart, particularly in the Balkans," he said.
[Source: Focus News Agency, Paris, 10Aug08]
The Question of South Ossetia
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