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What are the authorities of Georgia preparing for?

On the eve of parliamentary elections the domestic political struggle in Georgia became extremely heated. And the priorities in the Georgian society are not in favor of Saakashvili.

There is a possibility that the population of the country, tired of the ill-conceived and adventurist policy of the current regime, will give their votes to "renovationists" in the person of supporters of B. Ivanishvili.

Naturally, Saakashvili will never accept such political spectrum.

To raise his rating, he tries to use a proven script to update the Russian military threat. According to him, it will rally around Saakashvili the Georgian nation on the eve of the election.

To that end he is putting up an act with regard to the maneuvers "Caucasus-2012" being held by Russia.

Tbilisi with the help of the international organizationshas launched a campaign on charging Russia with preparations for an attack on Georgia under the guise of conducting maneuvers.

In Georgia are being carried out demonstrative preparations forrepulsion of the so-called Russian aggression. For what are built the fortifications, and why the troops and military equipment are drawn up at the borders of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. According to the local residents, the Georgian aircraft and unmanned planes began to penetrate into the territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

It is possible that Saakashvili for persuasiveness will carry out the armed provocations in order to provoke the reflex actions of the Russian troops.

According to the intelligence service sources of South Ossetia, the highest probability of these provocations may take place during the celebration of the Independence Day. It will be celebrated in the 20-th of September, with an invitation of the Russian servicemen. The same source has reported on a significant revitalization of the Georgian special services last week. Another interesting fact is the replacement of the Georgian policemen at the border checkpoints for the fighters of the special mission units.

The Russian side, in order not to provoke Georgia, is conducting the maneuvers "Caucasus" only in its own territory; the 4th and the 7th military bases are not involved in the maneuvers. None additional Russian troops are introduced in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. This was repeatedly stated by the chief of the General Staff Russia, by his Deputy and by the commander of the Southern Military District.

And by the way, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, in order not to give rise to accusations of Russia of the preparation for aggression, the maneuvers "Caucasus" were initially planned to be conducted on the plains and inlandfiring grounds in the opposite direction from Georgia.

Being aware of the inadequacy of Saakashvili, it would be desirableto believe that the international community will clarify the reliability of the Georgian leader`s propaganda campaign and will put pressure on him in order to prevent further bloodshed.

[Source: PEC, Republic of South Ossetia, 19sep12]

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