From the Agence France Presse: Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of quietly rearming Georgia a year after Russian forces crushed the ex-Soviet state’s US-backed military and warned it would respond accordingly.

“Delivery of weapons from the United States is continuing,” Deputy Foreign Minister Grigori Karasin told journalists at a briefing ahead of the first anniversary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.

“This is worrisome and will force us to take corresponding measures,” Karasin said. He did not elaborate on what types of weapons were involved or on how Russia would respond . . .

The Kremlin however has made clear — most dramatically during the war in Georgia last year — that it regards expanding NATO influence in ex-Soviet states near Russian borders as a major and direct security threat. (photo: AFP)