Russia 'deeply angered' by Georgia spy arrests: ministry

5th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

Russia is "deeply angered" by Georgia's arrest of 13 suspects, including four Russian citizens, on accusations of spying for Moscow, a foreign ministry source told the Interfax news agency Friday.

"We are deeply angered by the reports about the arrests of Russian citizens in Georgia and we are currently studying the situation," the source said.

"This is a provocation showing another worsening of the anti-Russian psychosis of the Georgian leadership," said the diplomat, who was not named.

The official said Georgia was seeking to stain Russia's reputation ahead of the NATO summit in Lisbon on 19-20 November to be attended by President Dmitry Medvedev and the OSCE summit in Astana from December 1-2.

© 2010 AFP

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