Russia Threatens Georgia, Ukraine
Russia's Foreign minister is warning Georgia and other former members of the Soviet Union against what he termed disloyalty.

Sergei Lavrov, noting that Russia has vast reserves of oil and natural gas, said the Kremlin was ready to use all of the means of economic pressure against disloyal members of the Confederation of Independent States, MosNews reported Thursday.

Speaking to members of Russia's upper house of lawmakers, Lavrov said the Kremlin is troubled by the way in which such states as Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan build up their relations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, damaging traditionally good relations with Russia.

A continuation of such a westward tilt, he said, could result in Russia selling those nations oil and natural gas at world prices, rather than the discounts they now enjoy.