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And general James cartwright the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff there at a news conference along with his boss secretary of defense Robert Gates gates says.
Russia's behavior over the past week has profound implications could affect US Russia relations for years to come.
This as Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is saying Georgia in the nation of Georgia -- -- about getting back.
Those two separatist provinces were all of this trouble supposedly started.
Russia seems to be saying it has the next and they will be Russia's from now on.
And they will not go back to Georgia we'll see what the President Bush and the rest of the world have to say about that Secretary Rice is in France right now on -- -- about to head.
To Georgia to get a peace agreement signed and let's get to the ground in Georgia where our Greg palca has been covering things Forrest Gregg what I've even seen today.
-- out of us into the Pentagon official.
They say that Russia appeared to be getting ready for withdrawal while we didn't see anything like that we spent most of the day here in western Georgia roaming around the countryside and every ten minutes or so on the roadway we seem to running in two Russians -- -- vital town of some hockey that's that's an important transportation -- between here in the west.
And simply see we found 25 to thirty artillery anti aircraft light tank and other Russians.
Dug in there are an important -- we also saw that they had taken over the military airbase there here in the town of -- -- -- important port the Russians came back again from our understanding they have finished off the Georgian Coast Guard in this town there's something another -- have also been roaming around in the forest and up in the important regional capital of -- DD they are there -- in a large numbers in large amount of hardware take a look.
And troops in full combat gear and armor personnel carriers outside the local offices of the Georgian president as well as the police headquarters in the town as -- DD that's five miles inside Georgia proper.
These soldiers are clear violation of any kind of cease fire that should be happening here we talk to them we asked them what they're doing here they didn't say anything but the locals say that they moved in on Monday they kicked out Georgia police and other officials that took away their guns and they took charge the bear is back.
And so DD.
Hard to say how we get out of this.
-- but one in one word I can tell you.
What these people here in Georgia are looking for they're looking for help from.
Do you pat pat pat force on the ground there in Georgia Greg thank you --
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