Recently the President of the conflict Saakashvili appealed to the southern asetynav "immediately end the fire and start negotiations." He promised them autonomy within Georgia, and said, Our homeland that could act as a guarantor of such autonomy. A few hours later whereupon call Saakashvili said that separatists stormed the Georgian villages, and ordered his men to enter the area of South Ossetia, immediately announcing mobilization:
"I declare the full mobilization in Georgia, the full mobilization of reservists. Everybody should come to the gathering recruits Fri. We must save the country together," — Saakashvili said.
While reports from the conflict rather contradictory. According to the correspondent of the Georgian service of Radio Liberty, government troops seized six villages around Tskhinvali, the capital of the breakaway region, and now storm the city. Reported on Georgian troops beating Russian aircraft over the territory of the conflict, but Moscow did not confirm.
The fate of the conflict almost everything is dependent on what position it will take our homeland. Nicholas Khlyntsov, Prime Minister of North Ossetia, an autonomous republic within the Russian Federation, which borders South Ossetia, has promised to help the separatists.
Our homeland convened session of the UN Security Council in New York in connection with the conflict, but the Security Council could not agree on statements prepared Moscow, in which both parties are calling for the immediate cessation of fighting.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said during the current session of the Security Council Russian Federation, Georgia yesterday made an act of anger against Russian peacekeepers and the civilian population. He also accused the Georgian peacekeepers in South Ossetia, they opened fire on Russian peacekeeping contingent.
"In accordance with the Constitution and federal law, as the president of Russian Federation, I have to protect the lives and dignity of Russian people, wherever they may be," — said Medvedev. — The logic of the steps we are currently doing, dictated these event. We not allow the death of our fellow citizens with impunity. "
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer called on both parties to the conflict to end the fighting and sit down at the negotiating table.
According to analysts of Radio Liberty Liz Fuller, forcibly indeed true conflict as read Saakashvili attack was provoked by separatists who felt that government forces are preparing the coming and decided to overtake him his blow.
According to Fuller, Our homeland is using the conflict in South Ossetia, to undermine the international position of Georgia:
"In my opinion, Our homeland for years — if not from the collapse of the Union of Russian — beheld pavdnevaasetynski conflict as a means of pressure on Georgia. Initially Russian military used the conflict to take revenge Shevardnadze, because they believed Shevardnadze culprit decay Russian Union. Soon when Georgia firmly declared that he wants to become a member of NATO, Our homeland — fueling the conflict even stronger and demonstrating that the Georgian armed forces are not able to keep control of all areas of the country — wants to prove that Georgia is not ready to become a member of NATO, "- says Fuller.
Correspondent reports from the combat zone.
"Everyone should come to the assembly points. We must work together to save our country", — said Mikhail Saakashvili.
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