Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili calls it a "bombardment" by Russia. The Kremlin says Georgia bombed itself. Both sides have used a rogue missile incident this week to accuse the other of picking a fight. But who's provoking who?
Late on Monday, a massive guided missile hit the ground in southern Georgia without exploding. People in the nearby village of Tsitelubani saw "two planes at a great altitude," and then watched one "dive" and "fire something." Georgian investigators reassembling the weapon at the site say it was a Russian-made Raduga Kh-58, designed to hit radars.
Georgia's government is infuriated, but so is Russia's. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said on Tuesday that the attack was not just a problem for Georgia, "but for European security as a whole." Moscow denies all involvement, and the Russian Foreign Ministry even suggested that Georgian jets had fired the missile just to raise tensions with Russia.
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