White House: Russian 'Bluster' Will Be Ignored

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Washington (AP) The White House says it is ignoring Russia's claims that Georgia's territorial integrity has been breached and that its two separatist provinces will no longer be part of the former Soviet Republic.

Earlier, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov's issued a statement saying people should drop any talk about the territorial integrity of Georgia, the one-time Soviet
State which now is independent and democratic.

Reacting to this, White House press secretary Dana Perino is telling reporters the Bush administration views such talk from Moscow as just “bluster” and says U.S. Officials won't pay any attention to it.