Georgia, Tbilisi, 4 September / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Dick Cheney, the United States Vice President, arrived in Tbilisi. Lado Gurgenidze, Georgian Prime Minister and Yekaterina Tkeshelashvili, Foreign Minister, met Cheney at the airport.
Cheney went to the Georgian Avlabari based presidential residence. The US Vice President will meet with the Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili tete-a-tete. Later, a briefing is expected to be held.
Cheney will get familiar with the state of refugees.
At the night of 8 August, large-scale military operations were launched in the self-declared South Ossetia republic. The Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later the Russian troops entered the city and drove the Georgian forces back to the Georgian territory.
On 12 August, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that he has decided to end operations to compel Georgia to peace.
It was decided to keep Russian peacekeepers and international observers in the territory of Georgia.
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