NATO rep sees Russia in breakaway fray
Feb 22,2008 00:00 by UPI

MOSCOW - Russia could be forced into the fray if new conflicts flare up among breakaway republics following Kosovo's precedent, a Russian official with NATO says.

"Any tensions in Caucasus breakaway republics will inevitably result in Russia being involved in these conflicts against its own will," Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's permanent NATO representative told a Moscow news conference Friday.

He said Kosovo's declaration of independence is "an example for all breakaway republics," Interfax reported.

Meanwhile, foreign ministers of breakaway territories Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdniestria planned a Moscow meeting to discuss the situation.

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