- Questions are being raised about the authenticity of the recently-published video statement by Dokka Umarov.
A Georgian website has published an analysis of the interview which suggests that it may be a fake, an attempt to "play up" to the Kremlin. Though it could also be, the article points out, that at least some of the inconsistencies and oddities are caused by the film's poor technical quality. But the author tends towards the former view.
Norbert Strade has some details.