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Russia recognizes breakaway Georgian regions

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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 8:41 am | Updated: 11:22 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

MOSCOW - Russia formally recognized the breakaway Georgian territories at the heart of its war with Georgia on Tuesday, heightening tensions with the West as the United States dispatched a military ship bearing aid to a port city still patrolled by Russian troops.

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