Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Russian President calls an end to hostilities

The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has called an end to the military offensive in Georgia. He said Russian forces had punished the Georgians and restored security in South Ossetia. However forces will remain where they are for now and the offensive would resume if Georgia attacked. There are no signs yet of any peace talks with the impression being the Russians do not want to deal with Georgian President Saakashvili and want him removed from power.

An aspect of the war has been the often one-sided coverage of events, to be honest i've felt a lot of western outlets have been ridiculously overtly anti-Russian and gave the impression that the original Georgian attack on South Ossetia never happened. However there has also been a lack of coverage of Russia's bombing of Georgia in the Russian media.

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