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Friday, 10 August 2012 - 6:57
Russia prepared for Georgia war says Putin
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President Vladimir Putin said that Russia did have a contingency plan for its 2008 war with Georgia and had even trained militiamen in the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Putin's confession immediately led Georgia to accuse the Kremlin of starting the brief but bloody war on 2008.

Putin's comments appeared to be a bid to shield his Kremlin predecessor Dmitry Medvedev from criticism following an online documentary that accused the former commander-in-chief of procrastinating over the decision to use force against Georgia.

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