Russia and Georgia exchange prisoners, including two Russian pilots
Russia Army prisoners of war captured cells
China Daily AP: According to UK media reports, Russia and Georgia on August 19 in Tbilisi, 45 km west region Yige Ye quarter exchanged prisoners of war. British reporter said, including at least one of them prisoners of war captured Russian Air Force pilots.
a government official said Georgia, Tbilisi handed over five Russian servicemen, including two pilots, in exchange for 15 Georgians. Georgian National Security Council secretary Luo Maya said: “The Ambassador in France, the mediation, exchange of prisoners of war very well.”
a senior Russian commander in South Ossetia’s capital Tskhinvali said City : “We agreed to exchange prisoners of war in Georgia to wait 24 hours, only recently learned that the other party agrees.”
Russian armed forces deputy chief of staff 阿纳托利诺 Ge Wei Cen said, Georgia 12 Russian servicemen detained, while Russia has 15 Georgian soldiers.
Prior to this, the Georgian National Security Council secretary Luo Maya accused Russia does not withdraw its troops from Georgia. 18 day and night, the Georgian government officials said there was no indication that Russia has already begun or are preparing to withdraw. However, the French foreign minister said that in his view, Russia is beginning to withdraw, or French President Nicolas Sarkozy will hold consultations with other European leaders to discuss solutions.
NATO August 19 ministerial meeting in Brussels to discuss the suspension of the United States NATO – Russia ministerial proposal to punish Russia. NATO is expected to reiterate that it will eventually accept Georgia as a NATO member. Moscow strongly opposed to neighboring countries to join NATO, that this Russian threat to national security.
19, according to Russian media reports, Russia has closed and the land border of Georgia and Azerbaijan, prohibit access to non-CIS citizens. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed the order said it was to “prevent members of terrorist organizations and preventing arms smuggling into Russia.”
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili announced on August 12 in Tbilisi to withdraw from the CIS, Georgia, two days after parliament approved the decision.
present, sea and air links between Russia and Georgia have been suspended, which is heavily dependent on trade with Russia in Georgia’s economy is a heavy blow. (Wang Hui)