White House: Russia erred in recognizing enclaves

August 27, 2008 22:18

The United States and its European allies will continue making the case to Russia that its decision to recognize two separatist enclaves in neighboring Georgia was a mistake, the White House said Wednesday. "This is a very shortsighted decision on their part," spokesman Tony Fratto said aboard Air Force One as President George W. Bush flew back to Washington after a vacation at his Texas ranch. "I think Russia has got the message." He said the Russian decision was met with "a very strong response of condemnation" from the international community.

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