In international news, Russia will be pulling out from Georgian territory soon, and back into South Ossetia. All the while, I thought it was Russia wanting to expand its territory by invading (or taking back?) Georgia — Iraq-ish in a sense.

Reading up a bit showed that the Georgian military essentially initiated the conflict, trying to weed out the separatists in the South Ossetia region, which was essentially backed by Moscow. Increased offensive on the separatists prompted Russia to aid them, later spilling over into actual Georgian territory.

Now, an agreement has been reached between the warring nations, prompting the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops back to the South Ossetian region.


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