Russian troops expected to pull out of Georgia - Tucson News Now

Russian troops expected to pull out of Georgia

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By Jenny Anchondo - email

Russia's president promised he'll start pulling troops out of Georgia on Monday, but he also suggested they could stay in the breakaway regions where the conflict began.

U.S. leaders are unhappy with Moscow's slow response to the cease-fire agreement.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is going to Europe on Monday to talk with NATO allies about what message the West, collectively, should send to Russia following its invasion of Georgia.

Rice said Russia cannot use "disproportionate force", as she put it, against Georgia and still expect to be welcomed by International institutions.     

White House leaders don't want to damage existing relations with Russia or discourage its government from further integrating itself into global economic and political institutions.

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