WikiLeaks: Angry Sarkozy Got Physical with Russian Foreign Minister over Georgia
When Georgia and Russia came to blows in 2008, fears ran rife that the conflict could escalate into a general Russia-West fight. Looks like it got very close; especially when you have an angry French president trying to shake -- literally -- Russia into complying with the ceasefire agreement.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was not given a chance to follow through on the promise he reportedly made to French President Nicolas Sarkozy to hang Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili by certain body parts. It appears, however, that Sarkozy did grab Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by his lapels.
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