Second US Ship Docks in Georgia

Russians say move is 'devilish'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2008 7:42 AM CDT
The US Coast Guard cutter Dallas at Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A US military ship docked at the Georgian port of Batumi today on a humanitarian aid mission, the AP reports. Early reports had the ship headed to Poti, which was heavily damaged and is still occupied by Russian troops, but Batumi is well south of the combat zone. One top Russian general called the US use of a military vessel for humanitarian work “devilish.”

"The heightened activity of NATO ships in the Black Sea perplexes us," he said. "This aid could be bought at any flea market."