Fighting Escalates Between Russia and Georgia

President Bush held a press conference Monday denouncing Russia's escalation of violence in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. In a Rose Garden statement, he pressed Moscow to accept an immediate cease-fire and to pull back its troops from the conflict zone. "Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century," Bush said. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili signed a cease-fire...Full Story
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