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14 Aug, 2008 11:27

Georgia crisis timeline – 14 August

Georgia crisis timeline – 14 August

15:16 GMT – Pentagon chief says he doesn’t “see any prospect” of the U.S. military becoming involved in the troubles in Georgia.

13:37 GMT – EU’s aid for victims of South Ossetian crisis may be as much as 10 million euros, announces a European Commission spokesman.

13:33 GMT – South Ossetian leader Eduard Kokoyti claims mercenaries from Ukraine, Baltic states and U.S. fought alongside the Georgian troops in South Ossetia.

12:27 GMT – Georgian Parliament approves plan to quit the CIS.

12:06 GMT – OSCE announces tenfold increase in the number of observers in Georgia.

11:25 GMT – Abkhazian authorities report three people have been killed in Kodori gorge during the operation to drive out Georgian troops.

10:24 GMT – Russia will not force CIS countries to support it over South Ossetia, says Lavrov.

09:52 GMT – Russia will support any decision made by the people of Abkhazia and South Ossetia over their constitutional status, says Medvedev.

08:47 GMT – Regional administration of Gori re-take control of the Georgian city.

09:42 GMT – The leaders of South Ossetia and Abkhazia sign a peace plan to resolve their conflict with Georgia, at a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. The peace plan was drawn up on Tuesday during a meeting between Medvedev and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy. Georgia has also accepted the plan.

08:37 GMT – The West's stance on the situation in Georgia is certain to affect Russia's relations with NATO, says the organisation’s Moscow's ambassador.

06:59 GMT – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said Russia faces international isolation if does not honour a ceasefire with Georgia.

05:26 GMT – Russian investigators have opened a criminal case on charges of genocide in connection with recent events in South Ossetia, according to the General Prosecutor's Office.

The Georgian war minute by minute – August 13