Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BREAKING: Report: Russia strikes civilian targets in Georgia again

From Sky News:

Russian jets are bombing civilian targets in Georgia despite Moscow's announcement that the war has ended, the acting Georgian ambassador to Britain has told Sky News. Georgei Badridze said that Russian bombers had hit targets including a hospital in the town of Gori, villages away from the combat zone and a minibus carrying civilians. He said the strikes had been carried out after the announcement by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that the military offensive to protect South Ossetia had been called off. "We're talking about strikes from helicopter gunships which could not have mistaken these places for anything else," he said. "If their plan to totally destroy Georgian statehood fails at this stage, they (want to) make us bleed economically."...Sky News' Andrew Wilson, speaking from the Georgian town of Poti, said that it was possible that orders were taking a long time to pass down the chain of command.

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