Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Georgia told to surrender or else

Georgia has been given tough terms after Russia ceased military operations yesterday and both sides agreed to an EU plan to stop fighting. Russian President Medvedev said Georgia must pledge to remove all forces from the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and to not use force in their territorial disputes. The populations of the 2 regions should also be given a vote as to whether they wish to join Russia. For it's part the Russians would withdraw back to the pre-war peacekeeping positions though would take action again if Georgia did attack South Ossetia again. Saakashvili probably doesn't have any choice to accept the terms considering the wrecked state of his armed forces, abandoned and destroyed military vehicles littering Georgia's highways.

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