Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cease fire broken

CNN reports that

Georgia's president accused Russia on Wednesday of violating the terms of a cease-fire deal by attacking and "rampaging" through the Georgian town of Gori.

"As I speak, the Russian tanks are attacking the town of Gori and are rampaging through the town," President Mikheil Saakashvili told a news conference. "There is marauding. There is destruction of buildings."

Sweden's Dagens Nyheter says that the first reports that Russian tanks were on their way into Gori came about 10am. The information came from the head of Georgia's national security council. The reports were then confirmed by reporters. A team from the British Sky news TV channel also said that several Norwegian journalists had been robbed by Russian soldiers.

[De första rapporterna om att ryska stridsvagnar var på väg in i den georgiska staden Gori kom vid 10-tiden. Uppgifterna kom från chefen för Georgiens nationella säkerhetsråd.

De bekräftades sedan av reportrar. Ett reportageteam från brittiska Sky News berättade också att några norska journalister hade rånats av ryska soldater.]

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