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Medvedev warns Russia's foes against aggression

world Updated: May 09, 2009 13:41 IST

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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.