Russia Not to Allow War Along Its Borders

"Russia should take every measure in order not to allow war along its borders," deputy chairman of the State Duma security committee Gennadiy Gudkov has told Ekho Moskvy radio, commenting on the statement made by South Ossetian leader Eduard Kokoity to the effect that the South Ossetian authorities are ready to announce mobilization and involve volunteers from the whole of the North Caucasus.


Gudkov believes that "any complication of the military situation encroaches on Russia's security".

"We should not be modest here. We should clearly defend our national security and interests. Large-scale military conflicts should not be tolerated," he said.

[Source: Moscow Echo, Moscow, 02Aug08]

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