NATO has said it is troubled by Russian military overflights of Georgian territory, saying they called into question Moscow's role as a peacekeeper and facilitator of talks between Tbilisi and separatists.
One thousand U.S. troops began a military training exercise in Georgia on July 15 against a backdrop of growing friction between Georgia and neighboring Russia.
The head of Georgia's National Security Council calls Russia "a big, strong power that creates problems for its relatively small neighbor by attempting to annex parts of its territory."
Sabine Freizer, head of the Europe program at the International Crisis Group (ICG), speaks to RFE/RL about the roles of Georgia, Russia, and the international community in the continuing strife over Georgia's breakaway regions.
Georgia says overflights of its territory by Russian military jets has raised Moscow's intimidation of its smaller neighbor to another level.
Russia says its air force flew over Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia this week because it believed Tbilisi was preparing to attack the region.
The United States will defend its allies against Iranian aggression, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Russia needs to help resolve tensions in Georgia -- not contribute to them.
Georgia says four Russian air force jets violated its airspace over a volatile Moscow-backed separatist region on July 8.
A charged atmosphere awaits U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she travels to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has called Georgia a threat to stability in the South Caucasus, just hours before U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is due to visit Tbilisi.
Moscow-backed separatists in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region have detained four Georgian soldiers.