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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-15-08 02:18 PM
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16.  Georgia president signs cease-fire with Russia
Source: AP - Yahoo News

MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 11 minutes ago

TBILISI, Georgia - A reluctant Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said Friday he signed a cease-fire agreement with Russia and declared in the presence of the chief U.S. diplomat that the West had behaved in ways that invited the invasion.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she had been assured that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will sign an identical document. The United States says the pact protects the former Soviet republic's interests despite concessions to Moscow.

"With this signature by Georgia, this must take place and take place now," Rice said. She did not say what, if anything, the United States would do if Russia defies the truce. Near tears at times, Saakashvili said ........

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080815/ap_on_re_eu/us_russ...



Saakashvili said 'the West had behaved in ways that invited the invasion,' albeit, notice what he is construing as those ways!
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