More than 300 civilian European Union monitors and support staff are in place to oversee Russia's withdrawal from parts of Georgia Wednesday. But Moscow says that it won't allow observers into a buffer zone surrounding South Ossetia. Steve Inskeep reports.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Let's check on another divided nation, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. European Union monitors have now arrived there. Their job is to oversee Russia's withdrawal from much of the country. But Russia has said it will not allow the observers to go everywhere they want to go. Under a ceasefire agreement, Russian troops are supposed to leave undisputed Georgian territory. Russian forces plan to stay in two separatist regions.
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