Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov accepts a possibility of a militaryoperation in Georgia. He made a correspondent statement to journalistscommenting on yesterday's statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin, atthe request of RBC. Putin stated that if the Georgian government was notable to create a security zone at the Russian-Georgian border, "we reservethe right for individual and collective defense". As Ivanov pointed out,the President did not mean that this operation was obligatory; everythingwill depend on the position of Georgian leaders. Ivanov said that one ofthese days, the President will listen to a report on the development ofspecial operations for eliminating terrorist groups..
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia