Nation Aug 26

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Russia 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.

Nation Aug 22

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Some Russian Troops Seen Pulling out of Georgia

Russian troops began leaving several cities in Georgia on Friday, the day that Russia's president had said a pullback would be complete, but elsewhere they were still manning checkpoints and controlling traffic.

Russia ordered a halt to military action in Georgia after five days of clashes over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, but reports continued to emerge of lingering fighting between Russian and Georgian troops.

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