The timing of the missile defense deal on Thursday means tensions are soaring at Russia`s southern and western borders. In 1989, nationalism in Soviet Georgians gained momentum with the weakening of the Soviet Union. The Kremlin supported South Ossetia`s nationalism as a pole against the Georgian independence movement.  On 11 December 1990, the Supreme Soviet of Georgia annulled the region`s autonomy in response to The attempted secession of Densezian.  In January 1991, a military conflict broke out between Georgia and the separatists in South Ossetia.  On 9 April 1991, Georgia declared its re-establishment of independence, becoming the first non-Baltic state in the Soviet Union to do so.  The separatists in South Ossetia were supported by former Soviet military units, now controlled by Russia.  In June 1992, the possibility of a global war between Russia and Georgia was heightened when the Russian authorities promised to bomb the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in support of the separatists in South Ossetia.   Georgia approved a ceasefire agreement on 24 June 1992 to avoid an escalation of the conflict with Russia.  Georgian, South Ossetian, Russian and North Ossetian peacekeepers were deployed to the conflict region of South Ossetia under the mandate of the Joint Control Commission (MCC).  Parts, mainly ethnically Georgian, of the former autonomy of South Ossetia remained under Georgian control.  The separatist authorities of the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia, based in Tskhinvali, controlled one third of the territory of the former autonomy of South Ossetia before the 2008 war.  George Bush said today that development was «a hopeful step,» but added: «Now Russia must respect the agreement and withdraw its troops and, of course, end military operations.» Mr Miliband welcomed Medvedev`s signing of the peace plan and said the priority was to ensure that the commitments made in the agreement were «quickly and fully implemented.» The recognition by Russia was condemned by the United States, France, the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the President of the OSCE, NATO and the G7, on the grounds that it violated Georgia`s territorial integrity, UN Security Council resolutions and the ceasefire agreement.
     In response to Russia`s action, the Georgian government severed diplomatic relations with Russia.  During the march to Gori on 13 August, the Russian army warned against saving Georgian civilians in villages if they did not show signs of surrender. Georgian desecrations held Russian President Medvedev responsible for their suffering because they had stayed at home relying on Medvedev`s statement on the ceasefire before the Russian advance.  The Russian army conquered Gori on 13 August.  The destruction of Georgian military bases has begun.   Major General Vyacheslav Borisov, commander of the Russian occupying forces, declared on 14 August that Georgian and Russian forces were jointly responsible for Gori. He also said Russian troops would start leaving Goris in two days.   The combined efforts of the Russian army and Georgian police in Gori soon failed.  The next day, Russian troops from Tbilisi, the next during the war, crowded for about 40 kilometres and stopped at Igoeti, just as Condoleezza Rice was received by Saakashvili.  In 2014, Anatoly Khrulyov, the commander of the 58th Army, said that Russian troops must act in accordance with the operational objective and the plan published by 8 August 2008. If Khroulyov had not made contact with the General Staff during the war and had received a new order, the 58th Army would have taken Tbilisi.
 On 19 August 2008, the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna agreed to contribute to the full implementation of the six-point ceasefire agreement of 12 August and decided to increase the number of OSCE observers in the mission to Georgia to 100.