Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a French-brokered peace plan to end hostilities in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia. The ceasefire deal was signed by the Georgian President on Friday — although Russia’s Foreign Minister says there are slight differences between the two versions.
Russia will pull out troops on Monday – Medvedev
Russia will begin withdrawing its army from the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict zone on Monday, according to President Dmitry Medvedev. It means troops will return to the positions they held before the outbreak of fighting.
Obama & McCain about Georgian conflict
The U.S. presidential candidates have been weighing in with their opinion of the conflict in Georgia. While Barack Obama and John McCain disagree on almost everything else, they seem to have found common ground in the Caucasus. But the U.S. electorate is not universally convinced.
Shevardnadze on Saakashvili’s ‘big mistake’
In an exclusive interview with RT, Georgia’s first president after the collapse of communism, Eduard Shevardnadze, said it was ‘a big mistake’ by Mikhail Saakashvili to send Georgian troops into South Ossetia.