Georgia’s President Saakashvili makes his case to the American Public
Russia ‘will abide by ceasefire
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Moscow’s troops continue to operate deep inside the Caucasus republic
US officials say Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has pledged that Moscow will “faithfully” implement a ceasefire agreement signed by Georgia.
Russia has not yet signed the document, but Mr Lavrov is said to have given the assurance following a phone call from US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Ms Rice has demanded Russia withdraw its forces at once from their current positions deep in Georgian territory.
Russia says its soldiers are working to protect civilians from Georgian troops.
In principle, the ceasefire agreement should lead to international talks to resolve the status of the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Refugees from Georgian villages in South Ossetia drive to Tbilisi.
But the Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has vowed his country will never accept any loss of its territory.
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits a patient at a hospital in Tbilisi after talks with Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili August 15, 2008.