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Saakashvili Will Meet Putin To Reduce Tensions --> Debris of a missile that landed in an area near the village of Tsitelubani on August 6 (InterPressNews) August 10, 2007 -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says he is willing to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to ease tensions between their countries.

Saakashvili made his comments in a live appearance today on Georgian television as he spoke to students.

Georgia says Russian jets violated the country's air space on August 6, firing a missile that did not explode and landed in the Gori region, near breakaway South Ossetia.


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