Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 July 2015

Russia to withdraw troops

Published 17/08/2008 | 13:40

Russia says it will begin pulling its troops out of Georgia from tomorrow.

President Dmitry Medvedev made the promise today during a phone call with the French leader Nicolas Sarkozy, who brokered the ceasefire.

Mr Sarkozy is warning of serious consequences if the withdrawal doesn't take place, while US presidential hopeful John McCain says Russia's actions are unacceptable.

"They had democracy and a great little nation, "said Mr McCain. "And now the Russians are coming in there in an act of aggression. We have to not only bring about ceasefire but we have to honour the most fundamental right of any nation - territorial integrity".

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph