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“If you take these new allegations in the context of Russia having built bases on occupied Georgian territory in violation of the 2008 cease-fire agreement; the planned Russian purchase of the Mistral-class amphibious warships from France and the Russian government’s continued denouncement of the elected Georgian leadership, you see a dangerous pattern emerging,” he said.

Mr. Bokeria said that in negotiations in Geneva over the South Ossetia and Abkhazia dispute, he has in the past offered to discuss any concerns with the Russian deputy foreign minister, Grigory Karasin.

But Mr. Karasin did not respond to the offer, Mr. Bokeria said.