Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Romania Begins To Evacuate Citizens From Georgia Amid Clashes

BUCHAREST (AFP)--Romania has begun to evacuate its citizens from Georgia " following a deterioration of the security" inside the country, the Romanian foreign ministry said early Tuesday.

"The operation has already begun and a first transport has left towards Armenia," ministry spokesman Cosmin Boiangiu said on Ralitatea TV, without saying how many people had been evacuated.

About 50 Romanians are believed to be in Georgia, and not all want to leave, he added.

The ministry warned Romanians Monday not to travel to Georgia, particularly South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

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