Monday, August 18, 2008

Pilots of the two Russian millitary jets crushed by the Georgian forces near Gori pursue their medical treatement in the prison hospital. As doctors declare their lifes are no longer under threat, though asserted the need of months long medical treatement as they have serious injuries on backbone. Viacheslav Malkov and Igor Zinov could figure out how they catapulted and were arrested by Georgian police. The chief doctor of the hospital Davit Asatiani declared that the patients will go on the full scale medical treatement till their final recovery.
Batu Qutelia, vice minister of defence, declared that Georgian side is ready for exchange of the war prisoners, although he mentioned that the Russian side has not sent the list of prisoners yet. The main principle was also stressed by Qutelia - all in all - as the official stance of the government of Georgia.

Explosions Continiues

Explosions on Senaki Military Base still continues. Allegedly Russians started to explode the small military airport of the base, finally demaging the flight highway.
Russian intervention in Georgia prompted an emergency meeting of the 26 NATO foreign ministers to pledge support and re-assert a promise of future membership on Tuesday, while trying to force Moscow to respect the peace deal, representative of the organization declared.
The extreme deteritoration of situation in so called Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, surfacing Russia as the conflict side, rather then as the mediator, could serve as a basis for reviewing the Bucarest decision, delivering a very clear message of solidarity to Georgia and pressing Russia to withdraw troops and comply over the international peace mechanism.
A six-point peace plan foresees a prompt withdrawal of Russian forces from 'core Georgia' -areas outside South Ossetia and a second Russian-backed separatist province of Abkhazia - but the West will also be looking for Russian troops to cut back their numbers quickly in South Ossetia itself, vacating place for international observers.
Recent developments have also seriously affected on Russia's international prestige, leading to the blocking Russian military navy from the joint Russian-NATO military trainings and making the western leaders to doubt Russia's membership in WTO.

Explosions in Senaki

Six explosions occurred on the Senaki military base a while ago. Reportedly, Russian soldiers are exploding the shells which they found on the territory, although there are also accussations over the possibility of exploding the territory of the aerodrome. Whole yesterday night Russian soldiers were taking away military hardware and other equipments, including four T72 tanks and antiaircraft artilery, as well as approximately 40 Ural type vehicles loaded with arms belonging to Georgian army and househols appliances were also taken away from Georgian territory. Allegedly, the cargo was taken to Abkhazia via the Enguri Bridge.

Situation over Russian Occupation Forces Deteritorates

Another impudence of Russian soldiers was reported from Kaspi. Four armored vehicles appeared in the village Igoeti today intending to move towards the village of Lamiskana. Georgian police resisted to the aggressors and made a barrier with their vehicles, however, the soldiers received an order from their general to drive over the police vehicles and so they did. The police managed to get out of the cars and luckily, no one was injured. Afterwards five other tanks drove towards the same village in couple of minutes after the incident.