Loud explosions rocked Georgia's capital early on Sunday, and a senior official said Russia had bombed Tbilisi's international airport.PUTINESQUE ADVENTURISM RUN AMOK.
"Russian jet fighters have dropped three bombs on Tbilisi's airport," Shota Utiashvili, the head of the Georgian Interior Ministry's information department, told Reuters.
Reuters correspondents working in Tbilisi heard the three loud bangs shortly after 0530 (0130 GMT).
WE NEED TO RESPOND - STRONGLY... PERHAPS KINETICALLY - BY AIDING GEORGIA.
1 - Russia bombs airfield, masses troopsTHIS IS A DANGEROUS ESCALATION.
Loud explosions rocked Georgia's capital early on Sunday, and a senior official said Russian warplanes had bombed a military airfield outside Tbilisi.
2 - Russia planes hit Georgian airfield
A Georgian man cries over the body of his relative after a bombardment in Gori
A Georgian man cries over the body of his relative after a bombardment in Gori, 80 km from Georgia's capital city Tbilisi, on August 9, 2008. A Russian warplane dropped a bomb on an apartment block in the Georgian town of Gori, killing at least 5 people, a Reuters reporter said.
Russian planes have attacked the runway of a military airfield near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
"Russian planes dropped several bombs on a military airfield not far from Tbilisi International Airport," the secretary of Georgia's national security council, Alexander Lomaia, told AFP.
WE MUST RESPOND AND GIVE VIGOROUS AID TO OUR ALLY GEORGIA.