"In accordance with the constitution and federal law, I, as president of Russia, am obliged to protect lives and dignity of Russian citizens wherever they are located," Mr. Medvedev said, according to Russian news reports. "We won't allow the death of our compatriots go unpunished."I would like to remind everyone of the words of the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said when Israel launched its offensive to protect her citizens: Ynet News:
Meanwhile, in a strongly worded statement Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin condemned the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and in Gaza, called for Israel to respect Lebanon's sovereignty and also called for the release of Israeli hostages. "The continued destruction of civilian infrastructure in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories and the disproportionate use of force by Israel, which causes suffering to the civilian population, can be neither understood nor justified," he said
And since turnaround is fair play, if I was the Prime Minister I would take great pleasure in selling the Georgians arms.