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08STATE87773
2008-08-15 08:06:00
SECRET//NOFORN
Secretary of State
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TFGG01 GEORGIA TASK FORCE SITUATION REPORT NO.

Tags:   AEMR  ASEC  CASC  KFLO  MARR  PREL  PINR  AMGT  GG 
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						S E C R E T STATE 087773 

NOFORN
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/15/2038
TAGS: AEMR ASEC CASC KFLO MARR PREL PINR AMGT GG
SUBJECT: TFGG01 GEORGIA TASK FORCE SITUATION REPORT NO.
14

CLASSIFIED BY THOMAS T. JUNG, SENIOR WATCH OFFICER,
S/ES-O, FOR REASONS 1.4(B) AND (D)

RUSSIAN FORCES REMAIN; GEORGIA RE-TAKING CONTROL IN GORI
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1. (S/NF) Although Russian forces remain in and around
Gori, Georgian police forces have begun re-establishing
control over the city. (TF/EUCOM e-mail)



2. (S/NF) Russian aircraft reportedly are confining
their activity to Russian airspace and naval forces have
moved north toward Sukhumi. (PMAT SitRep 3595)

RUSSIA DEFIANT ON TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY


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3. (C) President Medvedev reiterated Russia would
support "any settlement that recognized the
international rights of Abkhazia and South Ossetia." He
maintained Russia would serve as a guarantor of South
Ossetia and Abkhazia both in the Caucasus and "in the
whole world." (Moscow 2414)



4. (C) Russia denounced Ukraine's call for notification
of Russian troop transport at the Ukrainian border.
Russia also admonished Kyiv for providing weapons to
Georgia. (Moscow 2411)

CODELS TO ARRIVE IN TBILISI


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5. (SBU) Senate staffers report Senators Biden,
Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham are considering travel to
Tbilisi as early as August 17. Senator Lugar will visit
August 23-25, as previously planned. (TF/EUR/PGI desk
telcon)

HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE CONTINUES ARRIVING IN TBILISI


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6. (SBU) Two Air Force C-130s are scheduled to arrive
August 15, followed by two flights per day through
August 18. (TF/NSC Humanitarian Aid Conference Call)



7. (SBU) A second UNHCR humanitarian flight landed in
Tbilisi; another is scheduled for August 15. Deliveries
to date can supply 40,000 people. UNHCR plans
additional flights to Vladikavkaz, Russia, next week to
assist displaced persons from the South Ossetia region.
(TF/PRM e-mail)



8. (U) Russian, local South Ossetian, and Georgian
authorities approved ICRC assistance in the South
Ossetia region, but security concerns remain. (Reuters)



9. (U) Armed men in unmarked uniforms seized vehicles
from UNHCR staff near Gori. According to UNHCR, there
are currently 115,000 internally displaced persons.
(Reuters)



10. (U) Minimize considered.
RICE