First Sign for Russian Troops to be Withdrawn from Georgia Felt: Georgian State Minister

Politics Materials 20 August 2008 17:18 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 20 August / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / One can feel the first sign that the Russian troops will be withdrawn from Georgia.  This was said to journalists by Temur Yakobashvili, Georgian State Minister on reintegration issues.

"Russia understood that there is no a sense like new and old countries in Europe," Yakobashvili said.

NATO's decision shows that Europe is united against Moscow's aggression. "Russia has to listen to Europe; otherwise it will face isolation. Today, we can feel the first sign that Russia will withdraw its troops from the Georgian territory," Yakobashvili stated.

On the eve, the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev promised that the troops would be withdrawn on 22 August.

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