The information below is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but is subject to verification.
14:50 Russian troops started movement from Gomi in Sachkhere direction. Local population blocked the road.
13:50 Russians troops where observed half an hour ago leading 6 blindfolded Georgian POWs and six US owned Hummers to the military base in Senaki from Poti. Hummers belonging to American military participated in US-Georgian military exercise “Immediate Response 2008” held in Georgia on 15th-31st of July 2008.
12:30 On the railroad in Gomi, 100 kms from Tbilisi, Russians have loaded blocks of concrete on rails, thus creating another obstacle for re-launch of West-East traffic.
09:00 According today’s Russian media, Government of Russia closed borders with Azerbaijan and Georgia for foreigners, except CIS citizens. Decree from 12th of August no592, was signed by Prime Minister Putin.
01:00 20 Georgian police entered Poti for protection of the commercial port. At 08:30 Russian militaries entered the port, disarmed Georgian soldiers and captured them.