Ethnic Cleansing, Violence Continue in Georgia

Just hours after Russia agreed to a French-brokered ceasefire, Russian troops followed by irregular Ossetian militias pushed deep into Georgia, seizing the strategic city of Gori . . . Russian troops followed by Ossetian irregulars Wednesday also fanned into the countryside near Gori, ethnically cleansing Georgian villages, eyewitnesses said. . .‘The Russians came first, then just behind were the Ossetians who shot at anyone they saw,’ said Zurab Mouravi, who said he witnessed at least three neighbors killed.”

We earlier discussed Russia’s violations of the cease-fire, its deliberate bombing of civilians, Russia’s cyberwar with Georgia, and the international consequences of this invasion.