The date of the missile defense deal on Thursday means tensions are rising on Russia`s southern and western borders. On 8th September Sarkozy and Medvedev signed a new agreement on the Russian withdrawal from Georgia. Following a meeting with the French president, Medvedev said the withdrawal depended on assurances that Georgia would not use force;  Russian forces “would withdraw from areas adjacent to South Ossetia and Abkhazia on the line before the start of hostilities.” However, the military withdrawal from South Ossetia and Abkhazia has not been proclaimed.  Sarkozy negotiated the deal with Medvedev and Saakashvili. The sixth item was added at the request of the Georgian leader. Saakashvili initially drew attention to discussions about the “future status” of his breakaway provinces and highlighted these remarks. Medvedev agreed by phone, but Saakashvili later kept them out. Moscow said it was ultimately the business of the “people.” After the ceasefire agreement, Stratfor declared that Russia had “largely destroyed Georgia`s war capacity.”  After the ceasefire was signed on August 12, Russian troops in Georgia attempted to confiscate and destroy Georgian weaponry, a process described by moscow`s defense letter as “demilitarization of Georgian forces.”  Most of the arms losses were suffered after the ceasefire.  French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev had agreed on a six-point peace plan to resolve the conflict in South Ossetia.
The Russians had refused to withdraw their troops to Georgia until Georgian President Mime Saakashvili signed the six-point ceasefire plan organized by French President Nicolas Sarkozy earlier this week — though they refused to sign it themselves. He had just signed the six-point plan,” said the head of the Kremlin The Republic of Georgia declared independence in early 1991, when the Soviet Union began to disintegrate. In this context, a war between Georgia and the separatists has left part of the former autonomous region of South Ossetia under the de facto control of Russian-backed but internationally unreconed separatists. . . .