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Georgia Slams Russia Over Cease-Fire 'Breaches'

Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri (left) meets with Lithuania President Dalia Grybauskaite in Vilnius.
Georgia's prime minister today charged Russia with failing to live up to the EU-brokered cease-fire that ended the 2008 war between the two countries, accusing Moscow of beefing up its military forces.

Nika Gilauri, who is visiting Lithuania, said Moscow had breached a six-point deal signed by Russian and Georgian leaders under the auspices of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The agreement was signed by Sarkozy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli.

Last month, Georgia accused Russia of deploying sophisticated missile-defense systems in the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Moscow announced in August that it had placed missiles in Abkhazia but denied weapons were also in South Ossetia.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius said the cease-fire issue should remain at the forefront in talks on boosting ties between the European Union and Russia.

compiled from agency reports