Georgia`s President Mikhail Saakashvili has called for talks with Mosow to find a solution to the conflict in the South Ossetia. The Georgian president said a condition would be an immediate withdrawal of Russian forces from the breakaway province. Meanwhile the head of the provincial government in South Ossetia has called for a permanent Russian military presence in the region. Eduard Kokoiti said that 90 percent of South Ossetia`s inhabitants had Russian passports. He rejected the deployment of international observers to monitor the EU-sponsored peace plan.

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