Russians move out

TBILISI - Russia's army yesterday continued its occupation of two enclaves in Georgia as Kremlin officials claimed they would accelerate what they said was an in-progress withdrawal.

TBILISI - Russia's army yesterday continued its occupation of two enclaves in Georgia as Kremlin officials claimed they would accelerate what they said was an in-progress withdrawal.

President Dmitry Medvedev promised his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, that all but a 500-strong contingent of peace keepers would leave Georgian soil by Friday.

But Russian troops were operating road checkpoints in the Gori region and held a Black Sea port under firm control. - Sapa-dpa

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