Bush Offers New Aid To Georgia, Presses Russia
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Russian soldiers are still in Georgia and that is threatening a cease-fire agreement signed on Tuesday. President Bush has offered new support to Georgia. Yesterday he said the U.S. is sending a huge aid package to help Georgians who are displaced by the conflict. He's also sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to help pressure the Russians to abide by the cease-fire.
Ms. CONDOLEEZZA RICE (U.S. Secretary of State): I've heard the Russian president say that his military operations are over. I am saying that it is time for the Russian president to be true to his word.
MONTAGNE: Rice spoke yesterday at the State Department. She met today with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who brokered the peace deal. She then continues on to Georgia.
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