Bush told reporters at his Texas ranch that Russia took "a hopeful step" earlier in the day with an agreement to cease hostilities and pull back its forces. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the deal at the Black Sea resort of Sochi after meeting with Russia's Security Council, according to a Russian news agency.
But Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said later that "extra security measures" were necessary before any troops could be removed - a stance that U.S. and Georgian officials said was at odds with the French-negotiated agreement.
Imagine that! Georgia has tanks in their OWN country! WHOA BABY!
Nogovitsyn also said that Russian troops had left the Georgian cities of Gori and Poti but were operating nearby. "Our units are on the outskirts of Gori now, where large arsenals of Georgian weapons, including 15 tanks, have been discovered," he said.