Medvedev raises two conditions to peace in Georgia

MOSCOW Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:59pm IST

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends a news conference at the Group of Eight (G8) Hokkaido Toyako Summit in northern Japan in this July 8, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Dmitry Astakhov/Files

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends a news conference at the Group of Eight (G8) Hokkaido Toyako Summit in northern Japan in this July 8, 2008 file photo.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday a full settlement of the military conflict with Georgia was subject to two conditions, including Georgia moving its troops to pre-conflict positions.

"We can discuss the question of a definitive settlement if two conditions are met," Medvedev said before meeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

"First, Georgian troops should return to their initial position and be partly demilitarised. Second, we need to sign a binding agreement on non-use of force."

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