Evidence of Georgian tanks rolling into South Ossetian capitol
After hellfire night of heavy shelling, Georgian creepers and straightlegs poured into South Ossetian capital of Tskhinval. In this unique footage Georgian troops were filmed on 08.09.2008 at about 13:00 in a small village of Rgneti just half a mile from the South Ossetian capital.
Georgian helos bring it on South Ossetian dwelling houses
Unique footage made from the Georgian army side of Georgian helicopters pepper with fire residential area of the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinval, rocketing and shelling multiple apartment buildings.
NATO warns Russia
Western powers send tough message; Russian minister responds.
NATO allies warned Russia on Tuesday that the alliance’s cooperation with Moscow would depend on the pullout of troops from Georgia. They insisted Georgia remained on track to join NATO despite Moscow’s opposition. The emergency meeting in Brussels highlighted a rift within the 27-nation bloc between former Soviet satellite nations wanting tough action against Russia and western European members warning against antagonizing Moscow. In an editorial from The Independent newspaper entitled “NATO is walking a tightrope over Georgia” Anne Penketh states that “[NATO] foreign ministers want to send a tough message to the Kremlin, but the big powers know that they cannot afford to isolate Moscow which remains an essential partner for the US and Europe in dealing with other major crises such as the showdown with Iran over its nuclear programme.”
US, Poland Sign Missile Defense Deal
VOAvideo on Aug 21, 2008
The United States and Poland have signed a deal to place components of a U.S. missile defense shield in the East European country. U.S. officials say the missile defense system is aimed at new threats from countries like Iran and North Korea. But the plan has sparked anger from Russia, which sees it as a threat to its security. Leta Hong Fincher has more.