This week's deal to end the Russia-Georgia war may drive wedge between US and EU.
Tuesday, after invoking Kosovo to recognize two separatist republics, Russia changed its tack.
Russians are flocking back to the Black Sea beaches, although a string of recent bombings exposes the breakaway republic's ongoing tensions with Georgia.
The Security Council meets today to discuss Tbilisi's allegation that Russia shot down its spy aircraft. Moscow says the drone's flight over the breakaway region of Abkhazia violates a cease-fire.