COPY-Russian forces pull back in Georgia

Associated Press - August 16, 2008 9:23 AM ET

IGOETI, Georgia (AP) - Russian forces have pulled back from the center of a town near Georgia's capital after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a cease-fire deal today.

But Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Russian withdrawal to positions its forces occupied before the armed conflict erupted in the breakaway South Ossetia region will be contingent on further security measures.

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