For Quality Assurance, Your Call May Be Monitored by the Kremlin
A new Russian listening post in breakaway South Ossetia will allow Moscow to track mobile communications and "air movements" all over the South Caucasus, an unnamed senior Georgian official told the United Kingdom's The Telegraph.
Construction of the surveillance station is feeding existential angst in Tbilisi, which fears that Moscow could be bracing for another strike against its 2008 war foe. “Georgia is an unfinished business for Russia,” the official was reported saying in the June 4 story.
South Ossetia and Moscow have yet to respond.
Giorgi Lomsadze is a journalist based in Tbilisi, and author of Tamada Tales.
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