Georgia orders ceasefire

Georgia orders its troops to cease firing, effectively admitting Russia has won:

Georgia has ordered its forces to cease fire, and offered to start talks with Russia over an end to hostilities in South Ossetia, Georgian officials say.

Russia said fighting was continuing, Interfax news agency reported. Earlier Georgia said its troops had pulled out of the breakaway region and that Russian forces were in control of its capital, Tskhinvali.

Whether the Russians will want to stop the war is another matter, of course. But I think it’s unlikely they will attempt to invade and control all of Georgia, since if they did they would face too much international pressure against them.

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