Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, on Tuesday said he had given the order for Russian troops to ceasefire, ending hostilities with Georgia after a five day conflict over the breakaway enclave of South Ossetia.
“They have taken the decision to end the operation to force the Georgian authorities into peace” Mr Medvedev said during a meeting with his defence minister and army chief of staff. “The aim of our operation has been reached, the safety of our peace keepers and the civilian population has been restored…the aggressor has been punished”
Russian forces will continue active duties in the region despite the ceasefire, a senior Russian army official told Interfax.
”If we have received an order to cease fire, that does not mean that we will stop all action, in particular investigative (action), ” Anatoly Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of the Russian armed forces said, according to an Interfax report.
“Russia is awaiting a reaction from Tbilisi to Medvedev’s order said Colonel Nogovitsyn. He said Russia would retaliate against any ‘provocation’ from the Georgian troops.
The news of the Russian ceasefire came as French President Nicolas Sarkozy, holder of the EU’s rotating presidency, arrived in Moscow in an attempt to mediate between Russia and Georgia.
Dmitry, puppet-boy while master is porking the his new bride, NO “the aggressor has” NOT “been punished”, but YOU will be. There is a point you will pass, you imperialist paranoid bastards, that will bring the dreams of mother Russia to an end, you having nukes will not assist you. The scenario could follow these lines:
Just as you blinked, (with a little back door dealing between JFK and Nikita) you will blink first, again. The next time, no back door deals. Check with your Americans allies within our country like, the State Department, The New
Duranty York Times, I believe you will find, that U.S. missiles have been re-targeted. Shame really, as St. Petersburg and Moskva have such lovely architecture.
The Chechen’s, the Georgians and the Ukraine’s will love what is left, they may even pick through the rubble.
Wipe it off Vladimir, take a cold shower and think this through very carefully. Those U.S. missiles are geographically closer then you think. Dmitry, were I you, I’d have a serious eye to eye sitdown, with Brother Vlad.