“La Russie annonce la fin des opérations en Géorgie” “The Russia announces end of operations in Georgia”


“Géorgie: le centre de Gori bombardé”



According to the president Medvedev, a solution to the conflict requires the withdrawal of Georgian troops from South Ossetia, a “demilitarization of these units” and the signature by Tbilisi of a “legally binding non-use of force “.

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for his part declared that “it would be better” if President Saakashvili “left”.

And his Finnish counterpart, Alexander Stubb, whose country chairs the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), said he was “cautiously confident” that an agreement ending the conflict intervene Tuesday in connection with the visit of President french.

Two journalists, one Georgian and one Dutch, were killed in the bombing of Gori, according to an AFP photographer and the RTL television channel that the correspondent was working Dutch.

An AFP correspondent saw the outskirts of the Georgian city of smoke to emerge from nearby hills. In Moscow, the Russian General Staff, however, denied having bombed Gori.

The Russian air forces have also attacked an oil pipeline passing through Georgia, Tbilisi said.

This is not a target “of the Russian army, immediately reacted Russian command.

The British company BP closed as a precaution the Baku-Soupsa (Georgia) pipeline and South Caucasus (South Caucasus Pipeline, SCP) that feed Europe’s oil and gas from the Caspian Sea.

The presidents of four countries of the former Soviet sphere – Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and Estonia – and the Latvian Prime Minister for their part should go to emergency Tbilisi to support their Georgian counterpart Mikheïl pro-Western Saakashvili.

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