IGOETI, Georgia (Reuters) - A Russian military convoy advanced to a village 45 km (30 miles) from Tbilisi on Friday, in the deepest incursion since conflict with Georgia erupted last week.
The advance of about 17 armored personnel carriers (APCs) and about 200 soldiers coincided with a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to secure Georgia's signature on a French-brokered peace plan to end the fighting.
Rice tells Russia to quit immediately
Financial Times (London):
Tensions between Washington and Moscow took a new turn on Friday as Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, called on Russian troops to withdraw from occupied areas in Georgia “immediately”. She made the call after Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian president, signed a new ceasefire agreement with Russia.
Her call came as Nicolas Sarkozy, French president, spoke to Dmitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart, who agreed to sign the accord and said that Moscow would “scrupulously” respect the elements of the agreement, “notably those concerning the withdrawal of Russian forces”. However, the French statement gave no indication of when Mr Medvedev might sign the agreement.
Russian soldiers in bank job
RUSSIAN soldiers have been caught on camera ROBBING a bank in war-torn Georgia. The band of gun-toting men were caught on CCTV forcing their way into the bank in Gori.
Once inside, the men are seen breaking into the teller offices and rifling through the desks.
They are then caught making off with what appear to be armfuls of equipment including laptop computers and perhaps even cash.
The outrage took place amid some of the bloodiest fighting in Gori, which is on Georgia’s main east-west highway.
Click here to see the video of the robbery.
This is par for the course for the Russian army. It's what they did during WW II in all the countries they over-ran. Then there was the rape and murder ...
In the meantime, the Russians are telling their people that this war was a plot cooked up by Vice President Cheney to help McCain get elected .... and the Democrats, and MSM agree!
You can't make this up.
The nutroots are calling this "Saakashvili's invasion." Tell me when he gets to Moscow.
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