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In South Ossetia sent additional military reinforcements to help peacekeepers.
The President of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoity: The armed forces of the republic is gradually restored control over the capital.
On Friday, a convoy of Russian armored vehicles entered South Ossetia. Russian peacekeepers are in the zone of conflict in South Ossetia under an agreement Dagomysskogo 1992. The Russian battalion is 500 people, Russia's peacekeeping mandate allows, if necessary, to increase the strength of the battalion.
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said: "In accordance with the Constitution and federal law, as the Russian President, I am obliged to protect lives and dignity of Russian citizens, wherever they may be." The perpetrators of aggression against Russian citizens in South Ossetia "must receive the punishment they deserve."
entered the night in the territory of South Ossetia, Georgian troops shot of Russian peacekeepers and local residents on the captured observation posts. In Tskhinvali region being heavy fighting, Georgian tanks shot direct-fire positions and the headquarters of Russian peacekeepers and Georgian assault aircraft caused the Air Force missile and bomb strikes. Ten Russian peacekeepers were killed, 30 wounded. Despite the fierce fire from Georgian troops, Russian peacekeepers continue to keep the defense. To their aid from Russia sent 58 units of the army. Russian armored vehicles took positions in the north of Tskhinvali, Georgian troops began to move away from entrenched positions. In Vladikavkaz, the operational headquarters set up to help the Russian peacekeepers and citizens of Russia in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict.