Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 16

According to Russian Defense Ministry officials, Georgia on January 20 stopped navigational servicing for Russian Air Force transport flights that supply the Russian troops stationed in Georgia. The flights were regularly landing at the Russian bases in Vaziani (near Tbilisi), Gudauta (Abkhazia), and Batumi (Ajaria) until now. The Russian troops have suddenly found themselves cut off from Russia, the officials complained. The Defense Ministry has requested the Russian government to settle a debt of $250,000 owed to Georgia for servicing those flights. (Interfax, January 21)

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