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Russia agrees troop withdrawal from Georgia heartland

2008-09-09 03:04:54 GMT2008-09-09 11:04:54 (Beijing Time) China Daily

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L), French President Nicolas Sarkozy (2nd L), Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) take part in a joint news conference after their meeting at Meiendorf Castle outside Moscow, September 8, 2008. Medvedev agreed at Moscow talks on Monday to pull his troops out of Georgia proper within a month, Sarkozy said. [Agencies]

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili attend a news conference in Tbilisi September 8, 2008. [Agencies]

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L), French President Nicolas Sarkozy (2nd L), Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) take part in a joint news conference after their meeting at Meiendorf Castle outside Moscow, September 8, 2008. Medvedev agreed at Moscow talks on Monday to pull his troops out of Georgia proper within a month, Sarkozy said. [Agencies]

Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili (2nd L) greets France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L), European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana (2nd R) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at his residence in Tbilisi September 8, 2008. [Agencies]

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana (L), European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (2nd L), France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) meet at a presidential residence outside Moscow, September 8, 2008. Sarkozy urged Russia on Monday to comply with a ceasefire agreement which Western governments say obliges Moscow to pull out troops that are still deep inside Georgia. [Agencies]

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L), French President Nicolas Sarkozy (2nd L), Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) take part in a joint news conference after their meeting at Meiendorf Castle outside Moscow, September 8, 2008. Medvedev agreed at Moscow talks on Monday to pull his troops out of Georgia proper within a month, Sarkozy said.

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