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Moscow refuses aid to Georgia

Russia's Defence Minister, Pavel Grachev, said yesterday that Moscow cannot help with military action in Georgia, as this could be interpreted as interfering in the internal affairs of another country, Reuter reports from Pori, Finland, where he was visiting. But Mr Grachev also said that Russian, Azeri, Armenian and Georgian troops could take the road to Tbilisi under their protection to secure the transport of food and medicines.