Russian leader considers S.Ossetia strategy: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is currently holding consultations with aides on Moscow’s strategy in the South Ossetian conflict, the Kremlin said.

“A complex of measures is now being discussed under the guidance of Dmitry Medvedev aimed at restoring peace in South Ossetia, defending the local civilian population within the peacekeeping mandate we have,” a Kremlin spokesman said.

Russia is the main backer of South Ossetian separatists, who are now fighting Georgian troops in the breakaway region. Moscow also has a peacekeeping force in the region.

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