Friday, August 8, 2008

South Ossetia maintains control of Tskhinvali

Южная Осетия удерживает контроль над столицей республики

South Ossetia continues to maintain control of its capital, Tskhinvali. As "Vesti" reports, despite "Georgia's attempt last night to exact revenge for yesterday's failures, South Ossetian forces have managed to maintain control over the situation." According to Russian correspondents, shelling continued through the night and civilians were forced to spend the night in cellars. Homes burned all night long. They couldn't be extinguished because the city has problems with its water supply.

Meanwhile, the Georgian news media are reporting that Tskhinvali is in Georgian hands. [Read this article for a comparison; it seems there is a real information black hole in Georgia]

Russian TV has been taken off the air in Georgia. And according to some accounts, "Voice of America" broadcasts have been doubled.

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