Russian tanks entered Georgia

15:56, 08 August 2008
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"One hundred fifty Russian tanks..."

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili accused Russia on Friday of making an incursion into Georgian territory, saying heavy Russian armor was rolling into the breakaway region of South Ossetia, according to Reuters.

"One hundred fifty Russian tanks, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles have entered South Ossetia," he told a news briefing. "This is a clear intrusion on another country`s territory. We have Russian tanks on our territory, jets on our territory in broad daylight."

"I must also tell you that Georgian forces have downed two Russian jet fighters over Georgia`s territory," he added without giving further details.

Reuters via National Post

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