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Minimal but beginning withdrawal fo the Russian troops from Georgia - 21.08.2008 16

Constanze Tress
August 21, 2008

The Kremlin says it has begun its first substantial troop withdrawals from Georgia, but witnesses say army-operated checkpoints remain in place throughout the Russian area of occupation. Russian media are reporting that army units have begun a pullback to within a buffer zone surrounding the region of South Ossetia in accordance with a ceasefire signed with Georgia.