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Medvedev warns Russia's foes against aggression

world Updated: May 09, 2009 13:41 IST

President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday warned Russia's enemies against aggression, saying any such move would prompt appropriate retaliation.

"We are sure that any aggression against our citizens will be given a worthy reply," Medvedev said in a speech in Red Square to mark the 64 anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

"The victory over Fascism is a great example and a great lesson for all peoples and is still current today when people are again starting military adventures," he added.

His speech came amid continued tensions between Russia and ex-Soviet Georgia, with whom Moscow fought a brief war in August that plunged relations with the West to a post Cold War low.