Georgian officials have sent tanks and armoured personnel carriers to a military base near Tbilisi where soldiers have apparently mounted a mutiny.
The authorities are describing the situation at the Mukhrovani base as a coup attempt and an effort to disrupt NATO exercises due to get underway in Georgia tomorrow.
With fingers pointing one way and the other....
Was Russian involved?
While it is possible one can't be sure, since Saakashvili is very unpopular in Georgia.
Just last month tens of thousands of people took to the streets in protests against the Saakashvalli government. On April 9th/09
More Protests in Georgian Capital
Roads in front of key buildings were blocked by groups of demonstrators who had camped out overnight.
They accuse President Mikhail Saakashvili of leading the country into a disastrous war with Russia, and want him to step down.