Russian spies released

FOUR RUSSIAN officers arrested on suspicion of being spies in the worst row between the countries have finally been released and arrived in Moscow earlier this week. They were handed over to the head of the organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Karel De Gucht, while Moscow imposed economic sanctions on Georgia, suspending transport and crucial postal links. Mr De Gucht called for the embargo to be lifted. Georgian President, Mikhail Saakashvili, said he wanted good relations with Russia, but added that Georgia could no longer be treated as a second-class of some kind of re-emerging empire.