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Monday, August 18 2008, #155 (1671)

Pullout Announced After Further Incursion

Russian troops will begin to pull out of Georgia proper from today, Russian President Medvedev said yesterday, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Russia and Georgia to discuss the practical implementation of the ceasefire. President Medvedev had signed a six-point ceasefire agreement on August 16, but was claiming there was no exact timetable for the withdrawal of Russian forces from Georgia. (more)

Our journalist is back

Temur Kiguradze, a leading Messenger journalist who was wounded in Tskhinvali, returned to Tbilisi on Saturday evening. (more)

Aid arrives from all over

A torrent of humanitarian aid is arriving in Georgia. It floods in daily from the USA, Turkey, Jordan, Ukraine, Greece, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Italy and many other countries. (more)

The News in Brief

Pope calls for opening of humanitarian corridors in Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone (more)


Abkhazia and Tskhinvsli Region are Russian occupied territories

Georgian officials have stated that Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region are “occupied” by Russia. Parliament is discussing adopting a special law which would deprive the occupying forces of the status of a “peacekeeping mission” which they were granted during Shevardnadze’s era. (more)

Victory comes from within!

Since the Russian invasion and the bombing of Georgia, journalists and pundits from all over the world have been covering these events. Everyone has an opinion and an analysis, be it the long term expert or the weekend reporter who has been sent to Georgia from the other side of the world. (more)

Aggressor paralyzing Georgian transport

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“Ukraine will also leave the CIS” (more)

Georgian Words of the Day


When will Russia starts withdrawing its forces from Georgia?
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