Russians sign Georgia cease-fire deal

August 16, 2008 4:13:30 AM PDT
The Russians take a step toward peace.

The Kremlin says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed the plan for a cease-fire in Georgia.

The move comes a day after Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili signed the plan that calls for Russian troops to pull back, but that also grants them limited patrols inside Georgia.

Medvedev spokesman Alexei Pavlov says the president signed the order Saturday, but did not give further details.

The plan appears to leave some tense issues open to interpretation. They include whether Georgia will be able to send troops back into parts of South Ossetia, the separatist republic where massive fighting erupted last week.


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