chapter  5
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Russia and competing spheres of influence: the case of Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia: James Summers

In 1999 the Russian representative to the UN Security Council Sergei Lavrov commented on NATO’s intervention in Kosovo: ‘It highlights the urgent need to form a truly multipolar world order based on the Charter of the United Nations, a world order in which there will be no room for unilateral diktat or attempts at domination by force’.1