Georgia Signs ‘Cease-Fire’ with Russia
Anyone want to guess how long this latest “cease-fire” agreement will last? Georgia president signs cease-fire with Russia.
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said Friday he signed a cease-fire agreement with Russia, which protects the former Soviet republic’s interests despite concessions to Moscow.
He said he will “never, ever surrender” in showdown with Russia, and he accused the West of inviting Russian aggression.
Russia, meanwhile, has not withdrawn any troops: Russian troops still deep inside Georgia.
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Russian troops in Georgia have allowed some humanitarian supplies into the city of Gori but their blockade continues.
Gori is key to the blockade. By holding the city, Russia has effectively cut Georgia in half because Gori sits along Georgia’s only significant east-west highway. Russian military vehicles are blocking the eastern road into the city. They have allowed in one Georgian bus filled with loaves of bread.
Officials say Russian troops are also in several other cities deep in Georgia. It’s not known if Russia will honor a cease-fire that calls for both sides to pull their forces back to the positions they held before fighting broke out last week.