Russia accused of abusing truce
There is much dispute about this ceace fire agreement, I would love to see a copy of the said agreement its a shame its not been published anywhere. I see at present Russia is being accused of breaking the agreement by all and sundry would it not be strange if they are actual following word by word and US and france are trying to make Russia look the bad kid on the block. They would not do that would they, lol
The US and France have accused Russia of failing to comply with the terms of its ceasefire with Georgia by creating buffer zones and checkpoints.
Russia announced the full withdrawal of combat forces from Georgia proper on Friday but insisted hundreds of other troops could stay under the ceasefire.
France brokered the ceasefire to end fighting over Georgia's pro-Russian breakaway province of South Ossetia.
Its terms are vague about the extent of any buffer zones, analysts say.
A White House spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said the checkpoints and buffer zones set up by Russia were not part of the ceasefire agreement.
A spokesman for the French foreign ministry, Eric Chevalier, said a United Nations Security Council resolution was needed to clarify exactly what the ceasefire agreement covers.
The Russian military say they intend to maintain a peacekeeping presence in Georgia, controlling buffer zones around both South Ossetia and the other breakaway province, Abkhazia.