Monday, August 18, 2008

Georgia takes conciliatory tone with Russia

Reuters reports that, in the hope that Russia will fulfil its promise to start withdrawing its forces from Georgian territory today, President Saakashvili will make a televised address later today in which he takes a conciliatory tone towards Russia, asking it to start thinking about "further negotiations". He says that he doesn't appeal to Russia's mercy but to its "pragmatism and simple common sense."

Reuters also notes that to many hardliners in Moscow, Russia's withdrawal will be seen as a defeat.

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