Russian ceasefire is "good news" says Sarkozy

Other News Materials 12 August 2008 16:11 (UTC +04:00)

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's announcement of a halt to military operations in Georgia is "good news," said French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Moscow, reported dpa.

The announcement had come Tuesday, shortly before Sarkozy's arrival in the Russian capital for talks in a bid to defuse the Georgia conflict.

"Russia must use its power for securing the peace," Sarkozy said as his talks in the Kremlin got underway. Russia as a "great power" should use its weight for stability in Europe.