Friday, August 22, 2008

Russia Announces Troop Withdrawal in Georgia

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- International observers are arriving in Georgia after Russia announced it had completed a troop pullout under terms of the cease-fire that ended its war with Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, chairman of the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said in Tbilisi today the OSCE will deploy 20 armed observers and seven armored personnel carriers into the conflict zone ``this weekend.'' Some monitors have already arrived and another 80 will be deployed in coming weeks, the OSCE said.

Finally. I thought following the terms of a cease-fire were mandatory to begin with?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments are valued greatly. Please adhere to the decorum on the "First time here?" page. Comments that are in violation of any of the rules will be deleted without notice.

3/11 Update - No Moderation

*Non-anonymous commenting is preferred to avoid mix-ups. Anonymous comments are, at the behest of management, more likely to be deleted than non-anonymous comments.