Sat, 13 Dec 2008 10:44:11 GMT
Georgia says hundreds of Russian soldiers have returned to a disputed Georgian village after pulling back from the area a day earlier.
The European Union mission monitoring a ceasefire between Moscow and Tbilisi said on Friday Russian forces had withdrawn from the village of Perevi, near South Ossetia.
However, Georgia’s Interior Ministry said between 500 and 600 Russian soldiers were in Perevi on Saturday. The EU mission confirmed the report, but could not say how many soldiers were in the village, Reuters reported.
“The Russians kicked the Georgian police out of Perevi this morning,” Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili said. “They staged a show with paratroopers.”
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