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Russian troops advance through South Ossetia as Tbilisi calls for a ceasefire

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Russian troops advance through South Ossetia as Tbilisi calls for a ceasefire

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Russian troops are continuing to press forward with their offensive, aiming to take full control of South Ossetia. It comes after Georgian officials called for a ceasefire in the breakaway region and ordered their troops to withdraw.

Tskhinvali, for the moment, is calm. However, many Georgians living nearby have fled to the city of Gori, hoping to find shelter in the face of the Russian advance.

Those Georgian forces who could retreat have done so, heading back to the relative safety of Tbilisi.

However, Georgian officials say Russian jets have bombed an army base and a radar station on the outskirts of the capital overnight.

Thousands of Georgians gathered in Tbilisi’s main square on Sunday to show their support for President Mikheil Saakashvili’s government.

The EU has already freed up a million euros in aid to help civilians affected by the conflict.