Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lavrov calls for embargo on arms to Georgia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country will “continue to seek to deprive the present Georgian regime of the potential and resources to do more mischief.” He called for an embargo on arms to the “Tbilisi regime.” While Lavrov said Russia's military has acted “efficiently and professionally”, eyewitnesses say the takeover of Georgian-held areas of South Ossetia in the first days of the war was accompanied by widespread looting and the killing of Georgian civilians.

A humanitarian convoy organized by the World Food Programme set out yesterday for Gori, seeking to deliver food through the humanitarian corridor Russia committed itself to providing in the ceasefire agreement signed last week.

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