Russian pullout from Georgia too slow
Georgian President Saakashvili said that Georgia will never accept any “annexation” of its land by Russia. However, the international community is impotent to do anything.
The Security Council is deadlocked over two resolutions, one by Russia that opposes a rival French text which reaffirms Georgia's territorial integrity.
Moscow has decided to halt all military co-operation with NATO, accusing the latter of defending the “criminal regime” in Tbilisi.
Meanwhile the situation of civilian refugees who fled the war zone remains grim. Even more so is the situation for the scattering of people left in half-empty villages who are without food, medicine or hope to rebuild their lives.
Some journalists have said that in some Georgian villages near the border with South Ossetia fires are still burning today.
In some places Russian soldiers have been accused of pillaging.