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U.K. Foreign Secretary: Russia Poses 'Threat' To All Countries


British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond says Russia represents a threat to everyone on the world stage because of its disregard for international norms.

Speaking in a press conference in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on March 30 Hammond said: "Russia ignores the norms of international conduct and breaks the rules of the international system. That represents a challenge and a threat to all of us."

Hammond made the remarks when he was asked whether Russia still posed a threat to countries in the region, like Georgia or the Baltic states.

Georgia fought a brief war with Russia in 2008.

Hammond called on Moscow to play a constructive role on the world stage and follow "the rules of the international system."

Hammond was in Georgia to meet Prime Minister Georgy Kvirikashvili and to visit the South Caucasus Pipeline, operated by British energy giant BP.

Based on reporting by Reuters
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