The withdrawal of sub-units of the Group of Russian Troops in Transcaucasia (GRVZ) has been halted. This was announced by the commander-in-chief of the forces of the North Caucasian Military District (SKVO) General Alexander Baranov, the RIA news agency reports.
According to Baranov, all officers and ensigns have been moved to barracks, and combat training operations are being conducted only on the territory of military bases. "The primary task now is to ensure the men's safety and to defend the honour of Russia," the general said.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Russia Halts Georgia Troop Withdrawal
Lenta.ru has a report timed at 14:10:22 today. Excerpt: