The latest from Georgia

The BBC is reporting that Russian forces have captured Gori (point A above) and opened a second front in the Western town of Senaki, near Abkhazia. Russians denying taking Gori, which, incidentally, is Josef Stalin’s hometown Georgia claims the attacks have cut their country in two According to Russia, Georgia is still shelling Tskhinvali, the ...

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The BBC is reporting that Russian forces have captured Gori (point A above) and opened a second front in the Western town of Senaki, near Abkhazia. Russians denying taking Gori, which, incidentally, is Josef Stalin's hometown
Georgia claims the attacks have cut their country in two
According to Russia, Georgia is still shelling Tskhinvali, the South Ossetian capital

Russian President Vladimir Putin was harsh in his criticism of the United States: "Of course, Saddam Hussein ought to have been hanged for destroying several Shiite villages... And the incumbent Georgian leaders who razed ten Ossetian villages at once, who ran elderly people and children with tanks, who burned civilian alive in their sheds—these leaders must be taken under protection."

The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is still open, but at least 170 Americans have been evacuated from Georgia
Germany evacuated at least 200 of its citizens and expected to evacuate the remaining 100 today
U.S. President George W. Bush is due to speak at 5:15 p.m. ET today on the conflict
John McCain said earlier today that "Russian President (Dmitry) Medvedev and Prime Minister (Vladimir) Putin must understand the severe, long-term negative consequences that their government's actions will have for Russia's relationship with the U.S. and Europe."
Poland and the three Baltic countries have issued a joint statement condemning Russia

  • The BBC is reporting that Russian forces have captured Gori (point A above) and opened a second front in the Western town of Senaki, near Abkhazia. Russians denying taking Gori, which, incidentally, is Josef Stalin’s hometown
  • Georgia claims the attacks have cut their country in two
  • According to Russia, Georgia is still shelling Tskhinvali, the South Ossetian capital
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin was harsh in his criticism of the United States: “Of course, Saddam Hussein ought to have been hanged for destroying several Shiite villages… And the incumbent Georgian leaders who razed ten Ossetian villages at once, who ran elderly people and children with tanks, who burned civilian alive in their sheds—these leaders must be taken under protection.”
  • The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is still open, but at least 170 Americans have been evacuated from Georgia
  • Germany evacuated at least 200 of its citizens and expected to evacuate the remaining 100 today
  • U.S. President George W. Bush is due to speak at 5:15 p.m. ET today on the conflict
  • John McCain said earlier today that “Russian President (Dmitry) Medvedev and Prime Minister (Vladimir) Putin must understand the severe, long-term negative consequences that their government’s actions will have for Russia’s relationship with the U.S. and Europe.”
  • Poland and the three Baltic countries have issued a joint statement condemning Russia

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