"I ordered an end to the operations to oblige Georgia to restore peace”, the Russian President emphasized. He claimed at a meeting with Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov and Chief of the General Staff Nikolay Makarov that “the goal has been successfully achieved”.
The President said that “ the security of the Russian peacekeeping brigade and civilian population has been restored. The aggressor got penalty and suffered significant casualties. Its armed forces are disorganized”.
Besides, the Russian President ordered the Minister of Defense and Chief of the General Staff in case of a new aggression of the Georgian side “to take a decision to defeat the aggressor”. Web Site Gazeta.ru (Газета.Ru).