Interesting development today from the Russians.
From Fox News:
Russia's Defense Ministry has announced that observations posts near South Ossetia and Abkhazia are being closed down, Russian news agency RIA-Novosti reported.
The announcement followed earlier reports from officials in Georgia who said Russian forces pulled out of a position near Abkhazia on Tuesday.
It was the first sign of the withdrawal Moscow promised following talks with European Union leaders.
Defense Ministry officials in Moscow refused to immediately confirm the report.
A deal French President Nicolas Sarkozy brokered with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev on Monday calls for the removal of all those positions by Oct. 11.
I'm not holding my breath but this demands observation. So far the Russian "withdrawals" have been small or non-existent. If this is the real thing, it might finally signal a shift that they are thinking sanely again. Well maybe not, but I can hope.
I just am left with the question, why now? What has changed, or what have they achieved? That's the bigger and more important question right now.
God Bless America
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