Medvedev announced that Russia ends military action in Georgia (map)
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MOSCOW, August 12 (Reporter Lu Jingli) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the Kremlin meeting with 12 Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Makarov, announced that Russia’s decision to end “to force Georgian authorities to peace,” the military action.
Itar-Tass, Medvedev said that Russia has been achieved: “the security of peacekeepers and citizens to re-protected,” “aggressor has been punished and suffered heavy losses,” “invaders The armed forces have been smashed. ” He said that once South Ossetia, the emergence of new “aggressive action”, the Russian military must be stopped.
the Russian armed forces deputy chief of staff Nuoge Wei Cen day conference held in Moscow correspondent, said Russian forces had received orders to stop attacking. However, if the grid to take new action to the army, the Russian military will resolutely fight back.
Nuoge Wei Cen, introducing the situation in South Ossetia conflict area, said that in the past day, did not stop military confrontation, the military is now into the defense grid, and the withdrawal of certain areas.
the Russian Defense Ministry statistics show that in the South Ossetia conflict, Russian 18 people were killed and 52 wounded, 14 missing, lost four aircraft. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry statistics, the South Ossetia conflict killed about 1,600 residents, more than 30,000 people to flee their homes.
Georgia, South Ossetia is an autonomous prefecture, bordering with the Republic of North Ossetia, Russia. Requirements of independence for South Ossetia was the early 1990s, the Georgian central government and violent conflict. In recent years, South Ossetia and the grid is still the central government, when armed conflict occurs. Since August 1 this year, both Georgia and South Ossetia exchange of fire continued, the situation in tensions in the region. 8 am, Georgian troops entered South Ossetia control area, and the city of South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali shelling, the sudden deterioration of the situation in conflict areas. The same day, Russian troops moved into the first part of 58 Army South Ossetia, stationed in the conflict areas to reinforce the Russian peacekeeping force.