Russia says to pull back Georgia force by Aug 22

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that by August 22 Russia will pull its troops in Georgia back to the positions set out in a French-brokered ceasefire agreement.

Medvedev told French leader Nicolas Sarkozy by telephone that “by 22 August… a part of the peacekeepers will be pulled back to the temporary security zone,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

“The remaining contingent that was used to reinforce the peacekeepers will be pulled back to the territory of South Ossetia and to Russia,” the Kremlin said.


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