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Kouchner says Russia broke international law


French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has called Moscow’s recognition of the independence of Georgian territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia “very dangerous” and said it broke international law.

In a radio interview, Kouchner said: “We cannot accept these violations of all international law, of agreements on security and cooperation in Europe, of United Nations resolutions, and the seizing, for the first time in a long time, of one territory by the army of a neighbouring country.”

He also said Moscow could have other territorial ambitions for such areas as the Crimea, Ukraine and Moldova.

Leaders of the 27 European Union countries are due to hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss their response to Russia’s actions.

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