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Russia blamed for forest fires

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Georgia's interior ministry has accused Russia of deliberately starting a fire that threatens to destroy a forest regarded as a national treasure.

Amateur video shows forest fires burning at the Borjomi-Tsemi national park in central Georgia.

Russian jets have bombed military bases and ports during the conflict but Russia's Defence Ministry has denied bombing the forests.

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