EU sends 200 observers to the Caucasus
Russia, for its part will withdraw its peacekeeping contingent by October 10.
The peacekeepers were brought in after Georgia's aggression against South Ossetia. Russia insists the observers should only stay on the Georgian side of the border and not in the territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Last week Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the number of UN and OSCE observers should be the same as before August 7, 2008. Lavrov also believes the mandate of these observers should be agreed with Tskhinval and Sukhum.