Further update from the Sovereign nation of Georgia. (CNN World) :
Bombs rocked Tbilisi early Saturday morning as the fight between Georgia and Russia over a breakaway region intensified and moved into the Georgian capital.
1 of 3 Government buildings, including the Parliament, were evacuated when the bombs fell.
Heavy casualties have reported on both sides since Russian forces moved Friday into South Ossetia, a pro-Russian autonomous region of Georgia.
Russian bombers were targeting Georgia's economic infrastructure, National Security Council secretary Alexander Lomaia said, including the country's largest Black Sea port, Poti, and the main road connecting the southern part of Georgia with the east and the airport.
Georgian television reported that the port had been destroyed.
Georgia, a former Soviet state, sent troops into South Ossetia on Thursday, aiming to crack down on the separatists, who want independence or unification with North Ossetia, which is in Russia. Russia responded Friday, sending troops into the Georgian province where it had peacekeepers stationed.
"I saw bodies lying on the streets, around ruined buildings, in cars," Lyudmila Ostayeva, a resident of the South Ossetia capital, Tskhinvali, told The Associated Press on Friday.
"It's impossible to count them now. There is hardly a single building left undamaged," she said after fleeing to a village near the Russian border, AP reported.
"They are killing civilians, women and children, with heavy artillery and rockets," Sarmat Laliyev, 28, told AP.
One U.S. State Department official called the conflict a "very dangerous situation" and said diplomatic moves are afoot around the globe to stop it.
Georgia -- on the Black Sea coast between Russia and Turkey -- appealed for diplomatic intervention.
Georgia asked the United States for planes to bring back its 2,000 troops serving as part of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, a U.S. official said.
"All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting [the] civilian population, and we have scores of wounded and dead among [the] civilian population all around the country," Georgia's president, Mikhail Saakashvili, said Friday. "This is the worst nightmare one can encounter."
This is truly getting out of hand now. The Secretary of State has called for a cease fire and so has the President. The Country of Georgia is a vital ally both within the Global War on Terror and within the Caucus Region. The US and NATO must act now to check these actions by the Russian Federation. Georgia has asked to become part of NATO, it has committed troops to Iraq, and it has fought terrorists within the Caucus Region in support of our Global War on Terror.
Not only is all of this important, but the stability of the region is vitally important to our national interests. The country of Georgia is a vital key to this stability.
The Port of Poti is also the major port in the area along with Batumi. If it has truly been destroyed, their is only two true reasons for this. The Russian Federation is specifically targeting the economic infrastructure of Georgia and the ability of NATO, the US, and the UN in bringing Peace Keeping forces into the country.
NATO, the US, and the UN must act now to check this move by Russia.