Russia Ends Conflict With Georgia

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.

Medvedev said;

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 Russia ordered a halt to the war on Tuesday.

2 Responses to Russia Ends Conflict With Georgia

  1. ritvars says:

    The conflict will be over when Russia will either abandon its imperialist ambitions or wholly subdue Georgia and move to the next targets. It’s a truce at best today.

  2. Nic says:

    I absolutely agree, this is more complex then just Russian Imperialism.

    It’s getting very little coverage here in the USA, but the news has reported that Georgian troops are leaving Iraq to come home, I don’t think they would be leaving if the conflict was over.

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