July 2, 2008
Talks Aim to Prevent Another Flare-up
Georgian and Russian officials reportedly engaged in constructive
-- though at times strained -- talks this week and agreed
to meet again in mid-September in the next of a series of
discussions aimed at avoiding a repeat of August's five-day
September 8, 2008
Agrees to Georgia Troop Pullback; U.S. Cancels Nuclear Deal
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that Russian
troops would pull out of Georgian territory after European
Union monitors deploy to the separatist provinces of South
Ossetia and Abkhazia next month.
September 4, 2008
Reaffirms Commitment to Georgia Joining NATO
Emphasizing Washington's support for Georgia in its showdown
with Russia, Vice President Dick Cheney said the United
States was "fully committed" to Georgia's efforts to join
the NATO alliance.
August 27, 2008
Condemns Russian Action in Georgia; U.S. Ships Avoid Russian-Held
World leaders on Wednesday continued to condemn Russia's
decision to formally recognize two breakaway Georgian regions.
Meanwhile, a U.S. Naval ship carrying humanitarian aid that
was expected to dock at the Russian-patrolled city of Poti
instead docked in another port 50 miles south.
August 26, 2008
Formally Recognizes Breakaway Georgian Areas
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday formally recognized
the independence of two breakaway Georgian regions, Abkhazia
and South Ossetia, heightening tensions with the United
States and Europe over the conflict in the separatist areas.