Georgia ceases fire unilaterally

19:02, 07 August 2008
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Meanwhile, South Ossetia insists that Georgia initiated the fighting

Georgia has announced that is was planning to temporarily cease fire in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone, Georgia`s State Minister for Reintegration Temur Iakobashvili told journalists today, according to RBC Russia. He pointed out that it was Tbilisi`s unilateral decision. Iakobashvili noted that he had returned from Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, where he had held talks with the head of the Russian peacekeeping mission Marat Kulakhmetov. As a result of the talks, Georgia`s authorities will attempt to convince South Ossetian authorities that further escalation of the conflict could result in a large number of casualties.

       Meanwhile, South Ossetia insists that Georgia initiated the fighting by shelling villages near the border.

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