Friday, August 22, 2008
Georgia....Today's in Pictures August 22, 2008 NSI News Source Info Russian snipers reacted to a Georgian demonstration at a checkpoint in Igoeti, a village near Tbilisi, Georgia's capital. Russia gave conflicting signals on Thursday about whether it would withdraw its troops from Georgia by its self-imposed deadline of Friday, while Georgia's president said he saw "very little, if any, movement" of Russian troops from occupied areas. An Abkhazian police officer posed for a picture with a Russian flag after a demonstration in support of Abkhazia's independence in Sukhumi, the enclave's capital. Meanwhile, Russia's foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, offered some of the strongest indications to date that Russia would recognize the separatist enclaves of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.