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By SOPHIKO MEGRILIDZE By Sophiko Megrilidze The Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia Russian troops on Sunday began dismantling positions in the so- called security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's war, Georgian and EU officials said, a sign Russia will fulfill its pledged pullback.
World in brief TBILISI Russian troops have begun dismantling positions in the security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's brief but intense war, in the first reported sign of a promised pullback, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said.
TBILISI. Oct 5 (Interfax) - Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia Hansjorg Haber has confirmed that Russian troops left the Georgian village of Nabarkhevi, Khashuri district heading for South Ossetia.
Russian troops have pulled back from a key checkpoint in Georgian territory near the breakaway province of South Ossetia, European Union officials say. The checkpoint near the town of Gori is considered a gateway to South Ossetia, EU monitors told the BBC Sunday.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct 1 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will stand by its commitments and pull out its peacekeepers from Georgian territory.
By Ellen Barry New York Times News Service MOSCOW -- The European Union prepared Tuesday to deploy 200 civilian monitors throughout Georgia, though Russian military officials said they would not allow the Europeans to begin work in the buffer zones that surround the separatist enclaves of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Tbilisi, 1 October: In the morning on Wednesday [1 October], EU observers started fulfilling their monitoring mission in Georgia's so-called buffer zones adjacent to the administrative borders [dividing breakaway] Abkhazia and South Ossetia [from the rest of Georgia].
Text of report by Somali independent Radio Gaalkacyo on 20 SeptemberPuntland has banned the airlines which obeyed Al-Shabab's order banning flights to Adan Adde International Airport in Mogadishu.
By Mary Dejevsky You probably think that, at least from Moscow's perspective, big bad Russia won its small war with plucky little Georgia. You may even believe - plenty do - that Russia is now licking its chops, as it surveys the possibilities beyond its other borders. You would be wrong.
By Steve Gutterman TBILISI, Georgia - Diplomats from every NATO nation demanded immediate Russian withdrawal from Georgia in a show of support from the U.S. ally's capital on Monday that made no promise of faster membership in the alliance.
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