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U.S. Senator McCain Visits Georgia's Breakaway Region Frontier


U.S. Senator John McCain (Republican-Arizona) has visited Khurvaleti, an area on the Administrative Boundary Line with the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia that has been controlled by Russian forces since a brief war was fought in 2008. McCain posed for journalists as he shook hands with a local man standing in Russian-controlled South Ossetia, which is separated by barbed-wire. U.S. Senator John McCain (Republican-Arizona) arrived in Georgia on January 1 together with Senate colleagues Lindsey Graham (Republican-South Carolina) and Amy Klobuchar (Democrat-Minnesota). The trio visited the Baltic states and Ukraine before Georgia, and have canceled a stop in Montenegro. (RFE/RL's Georgian Service)


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