Thursday, June 18, 2009

Georgian officer asks for political asylum for "Ehe Moscow."

Continuing: Lieutenant Georgian army has asked for political asylum in Russia
Editor-in-chief of Radio Echo of Moscow "Alexei Venediktov said on air that the station called the man, who presented the Georgian army officer and told of the intention to ask for political asylum in Russia.
According to Venediktova, call a man repeatedly verified that the calls to the "Echo Moskvy". Glavred "Echo of Moscow said that the wording is the name of the officer crossed the border, but did not disclose it. It was expected that on 18 June at 16:05 in "Conversation" will broadcast an interview with this man. The site radios are the questions of listeners.
Alexei Venediktov caller named "Glukhova vice versa" and explained that he was a junior officer. He did not rule out that the history, see the radio man might be a provocation.
Recall that at the beginning of 2009, Junior Sergeant Alexander Glukhov Russian army fled from the military in South Ossetia, and came to Georgia, which has asked for political asylum. In Russia, it had instituted a case of desertion, as in Georgia, according to some sources, granted refugee status.
After the war in South Ossetia in August 2008, Georgia broke off diplomatic relations with Russia in response to Moscow's recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Embassies were closed and consular functions are carried out missions in the Swiss embassy in Tbilisi and Moscow.

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