Reported by Al Jazeera, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s president, has ordered the military to cease its operations in Georgia and the breakaway regions of South Osetia and Abkhazia, according to the Kremlin.
But Georgia’s prime minister has said on Tuesday that Tbilisi would need to see a signed peace deal before it would acknowledge any ceasefire.
The Washington Post reports, In a televised statement in Moscow, Medvedev said that after five days of operations “the aggressor has been punished” and largely driven from the two Russian-allied separatist provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Russian forces had inflicted “very significant losses” on the Georgian military and had left it “disorganized.”
Update // 8/12/08 1:40 est
Well the AP just reported about a half hour ago the Georgia is claiming Russia has started bombing them again after ordered a halt to the war on Tuesday.