Russia has deployed a surface-to-air missile system in the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia, the Russian air force commander said Wednesday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived Sunday in Abkhazia, one of the separatist territories over which Russia and Georgia warred two years ago, the state-run Interfax news agency reported.
Historical tensions and overreaction on the part of both Russia and Georgia contributed to a five-day conflict between the two in 2008, a European Union fact-finding mission concluded in a report released Wednesday.
One year after Russian tanks rolled into the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the conflict that erupted over a breakaway territory continues to stoke tensions in the region, with repercussions around the world.
The former Soviet republic of Georgia and one of its breakaway territories, Russia-backed South Ossetia, accused each other of violating the cease-fire that ended last year's Russian-Georgian war, days before the conflict's anniversary.
Georgian Prime Minister Grigol Mgaloblishvili has dismissed the country's defense minister and foreign affairs minister.
The European Union has launched a fact-finding mission to determine the causes of the August war between Georgia and Russia, an EU spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Russia and South Ossetia have strongly denied news reports that a motorcade carrying the presidents of Georgia and Poland came under fire, calling the claims "a provocation" meant to destabilize the region.
Gunfire is reported near a motorcade carrying the presidents of Poland and the Rep. of Georgia. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
Shots were fired Sunday near a motorcade carrying the presidents of Georgia and Poland, but the motorcade was not hit and there were no injuries, according to the Interior Ministry of Georgia.
The crackle of gunfire at night makes sleep all but impossible along Georgia's border with separatist Abkhazia, feeding the fears of so many here that the war they hoped was over may be erupting anew
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday that "some forces in Tbilisi" are trying to provoke new violence in Georgia.
Russian troops on Sunday began dismantling positions in the so-called security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's war
Russian peacekeepers are withdrawing from five checkpoints in western Georgia where they have been since the conflict between the two countries broke out last month, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday, according to the Interfax news agency.
The United States on Wednesday criticized Russia for failing to live up to the cease-fire agreement in Georgia and for refusing to remove its military forces.
A Georgian policeman was shot and killed on Wednesday near a Russian checkpoint in Georgia, Georgia's Interior Ministry said.
Moscow has agreed to withdraw its forces from Georgia outside of its two breakaway provinces within one month, the presidents of Russia and France said Monday following the latest efforts to end the region's territorial crisis.
European Union monitors will deploy to regions surrounding South Ossetia and Abkhazia by next month and Russian troops will pull out after that President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday
Russian money and Chechen workers pour into South Ossetia to help rebuild -- and to win locals to Moscow's side
The European Union threatened Monday to postpone talks with Russia but stopped short of imposing sanctions following the conflict with Georgia.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict in Georgia to benefit one of its presidential candidates.
Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Moscow on Friday to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory
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Russia defended its recognition of two independence-seeking Georgian provinces as a U.S. ship carrying aid docked in Georgia on Wednesday.
It was against the terms of the Russia/Georgia cease-fire, brokered by France's President Nicolas Sarkozy. It was directly in contravention of the request not to do it from President George W. Bush of the United States. But Russia's President Dimitri Medvedev has gone and done it anyway. He has made Russia the first country to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Western nations and organizations Tuesday condemned Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions in Georgia.
President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia has recognized the independence of the breakaway Georgian territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia
Russia's parliament voted unanimously Monday to urge the president to recognize the independence of Georgia's two breakaway regions, stoking further tensions between Moscow and the small Caucasus nation's Western allies
U.S. President George W. Bush has urged Russia not to recognize the independence of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, saying he was "deeply concerned" by the Russian parliament's move toward recognition.
President Bush is dispatching Vice President Cheney to Georgia, setting up a high-ranking diplomatic mission to an ally reeling from a short, intense war
CNN's Phil Black reports on witnessing a significant Russian troop withdrawal.
A train carrying fuel hit a mine and burst into flames near the Georgian city of Gori Sunday morning, according to an Interior Ministry spokesman.
Russia said Friday that its forces have withdrawn from Georgia into South Ossetia, fulfilling its end of the cease-fire agreement reached last weekend.
Most Russian troops have withdrawn from eastern and western Georgia, but they still maintain some checkpoints in the country, a spokesman for Georgia's Interior Ministry said Saturday.
The United States has sent 25 planeloads of humanitarian assistance to Georgia even as aid experts try to determine the full extent of the crisis.
Russian forces blocked the only land entrance to Georgia's main port city
One of Georgia's breakaway regions has asked Russia to recognize independence, according to a report by the Russian news agency Interfax.
Refugees recount how neighbor turned against neighbor and why some Ossetians can no longer live with Georgians
Now that Georgians have fled south, some pro-Russian locals want to ensure that they'll have no homes to return to
Does Russia's withdrawal into South Ossetia violate the cease-fire agreement? CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
Russia's president launched a verbal volley at Georgia's leaders on Monday, as Georgia hit back with renewed accusations that the Russian invasion was premeditated.
What the lopsided conflict is teaching military strategists, policymakers and soldiers about fighting wars
The Bush administration and Republican-standard-bearer John McCain were too distracted by the war in Iraq to see the crisis in Georgia on the horizon, supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama charged Sunday.
Russia's president said troops would begin pulling out of Georgia on Monday
Russian soldiers dug foxholes Saturday on a hillside near the capital of war-battered Georgia as a cease-fire went into effect
In the capital of South Ossetia, a city smashed by two armies, the Russians deny responsibility for the actions of irregulars against the Georgian populace
An international rights group said Friday it has evidence that Russian aircraft dropped cluster bombs in populated areas of Georgia, killing and injuring dozens of civilians during the territorial conflict that has gripped the region. Russia has denied the claim.
Rescue workers check on survivors in destroyed areas in Georgia.
The U.N. refugee agency said Thursday that the number of people uprooted by the conflict in Georgia is approaching at least 115,000.
Georgian leaders may be blaming Russia for the conflict raging in South Ossetia, but former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said Thursday "there is no doubt" that Georgia provoked the clash.
Reporter John Wendle travels with Moscow's forces, as accusations fly that war operations continue in Georgia
Russia has likely moved additional troops into Georgia and its breakaway provinces over the past several days, several administration officials told CNN on Wednesday.
A Russian military convoy thrust deep into Georgia and Georgian officials said Russian troops bombed and looted the crossroads city of Gori
The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a six-point plan to calm the conflict over Georgia's separatist territories, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said late Tuesday.
Evidence of the fighting is everywhere in the Georgian city of Gori -- blood on the ground, the smell of smoke in the air, and wrecked cars in the street, according to a CNN crew that drove through the area.
Russia ordered a halt to military action in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of air and land attacks that sent Georgia's army into headlong retreat
Tamuna Liluashvili gives CNN a personal account of what her family is seeing in Tbilisi.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports from Gori, Georgia, where Russian forces have taken over.
The Russian military advanced into Georgia on two fronts Monday, heading toward cities outside the breakaway provinces that have been the centers of fighting.
President Bush denounces Russia's escalation of violence in Georgia and demands a cease-fire.
Russia's attacks against the former Soviet republic of Georgia have "substantially damaged Russia's standing in the world," President Bush told reporters Monday after returning from his trip to Asia.
The number of people displaced by the warfare in Georgia is approaching 100,000 and the figure could rise, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday.
Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, lay in smoldering ruins after heavy fighting. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
The United States on Sunday accused Russia of trying to overthrow the government of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, where Russian troops have been battling Georgian forces over the breakaway territory of South Ossetia.
President Bush condemned the escalated violence between Russia and U.S.-backed Georgia on Sunday, while Vice President Dick Cheney said aggression against Georgia "must not go unanswered."
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili argues in an op-ed column in Monday's Wall Street Journal that Russia picked the fight with Georgia in South Ossetia to crush Georgia's pro-Western democracy.
Russia is attacking Georgia to achieve "regime change" and crush Georgia's pro-Western democracy, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said Monday.
Fearing an air raid, President Saakashvili's security team pushes him to the ground and covers him with flak jackets.
Both Georgia and Russia claim that ethnic Georgians and ethnic Russians are wrongly being detained in the conflict over South Ossetia.
Georgia's president is surrounded by security, who cover him before rushing him away.
There has been no doubt of Europe's priority in the conflict between Georgia and Russia: Bringing about a ceasefire on both sides and minimizing further bloodshed. Beyond that, nothing in this conflict is simple.
Georgia's president says his country is facing a "large scale" military intervention. Journalist Elene Gotsadze explains.
Bombs rocked Tbilisi early Saturday morning as the fight between Georgia and Russia over a breakaway region intensified and moved into the Georgian capital.
On Scene: At a Russian recruitment center in North Ossetia, soldiers of all ages are eager to join the cause
Oil prices rebounded Monday in Asia to above $116 a barrel on concerns a widening conflict between Russia and Georgia over a breakaway province could disrupt supplies in the region
As fighting continued Sunday between Russia and Georgia over the separatist province of South Ossetia, U.N. officials expressed concern about violence in another Russian-backed breakaway territory in Georgia.
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is criticizing the United States for airlifting Georgian troops from Iraq
Q&A: Georgia's foreign minister tells TIME that her country's hopes in its showdown with Moscow rest with Western intervention
Russian forces launched an airstrike against a military airfield near the Tbilisi International Airport early Sunday, despite international calls for Russia to stand down from the escalating conflict, Georgian officials told CNN.
Analysis: By tackling Russia, Georgia's President Mikhail Saakashvili has picked a fight he can't win without more Western support than he's likely to get
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that Russian peacekeepers are "trying to force Georgians to cease fire" in the conflict over the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia, according to Russia's Interfax news agency.
The U.S., European Union and international security organizations Friday called for an end to fighting between Georgia and militant separatists that has dragged in Russian forces.
NATO Deputy Spokesperson Karmen Romero says NATO is trying to help Georgia and is in contact with Russia.
Russian troops, tanks and warplanes descended on the province of South Ossetia on Friday, responding to a Georgian offensive aiming to crack down on the province's separatists.
Intense fighting reportedly raged for a second night in the Georgian separatist region of South Ossetia on Saturday and Georgia's interior ministry reported air attacks on three military bases and key facilities for shipping oil to the West
Georgian troops launched a major military offensive to regain control over the breakaway province of South Ossetia and the president accused Russia, which has close
Six people were killed and 13 wounded in the shelling of South Ossetia by Georgian forces, South Ossetian officials said Saturday, according to Russia's Interfax news agency.
Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia offered differing accounts Friday of a shooting that highlights continued tension between them amid Georgia's NATO ambitions.
Hostility to secession allows Moscow to consolidate its position across much of the old Soviet sphere of influence
Georgia accuses Russia of bombing
At least three Georgian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in rebel South Ossetia as the central government in Tbilisi tries to bring the breakaway ethnic region back under government control.
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