The grouping of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy, including the flagship Fleet missile cruiser "Moskva", arrived on Sunday in the eastern part of the Black Sea near the maritime border with Georgia.
"On Sunday morning in a predetermined area arrived from Sevastopol flagship Black Sea Fleet missile cruiser" Moskva ", patrol ship" Sharp-witted ", as well as support vessels," - said a senior representative of the General Staff of the Russian Navy. According to RIA "Novosti", the area already has three large landing Korablin, who had arrived earlier from Sevastopol and Novorossiisk. The goal of finding the group of Black Sea Fleet ships in the area - willingness to assist refugees.
In Tskhinvali, the situation remains extremely difficult. Despite the apparent calm, Russian peacekeepers continue their mission, separating the warring factions, who all night actively preparing for military action. "The night was quiet in general. The sides are preparing for battle and nobody hides "- said the commander of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone, Major-General Marat Kulakhmetov.
The fighting unleashed by the Georgian side, led to the fact that the city of Tskhinvali no longer exists, it is practically razed to the ground. This was announced on Sunday, presidential envoy to South Ossetia in Russia Dmitry Medoyev.
"The city is completely burned, razed to the ground. It Stalingrad. The frames are very similar, "- said Medoev. According to him, in the streets a lot of dead. "Among those killed negros there, most likely either mercenaries or instructors of the Georgian armed forces," - said Medoev. He said that talking on the mobile communication Tshivanli still dangerous, can start shooting.
Due to the current situation will soon be declared a general mobilization in Abkhazia. This was announced by Foreign Minister of the unrecognized republic of Abkhazia Sergei Shamba. According to him, at present there is an emergency meeting of the Security Council of Abkhazia, which will consider the question of general mobilization. "This decree is already there. And it will be announced in the near future ", - Shamba said.
Abkhazian Foreign Minister also said that the Republic will provide humanitarian aid to Georgian refugees who arrive in the Republic of Zugdidi. "Now from Zugdidi in large quantities in the territory of our republic arriving refugees who cross the river Inguri. Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh gave an order to provide them with humanitarian assistance. We will assist them, despite the fact that they are Georgians, "- Shamba said.
In turn, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev instructed the government to take all necessary assistance to South Ossetia solutions. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the amount allocated to the region of 10 billion rubles can be increased.
Reporting to the President on the visit to Vladikavkaz, Putin said that the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali and the border communities "almost all destroyed," and people need help. The Russian president also assured that instruct the military prosecutor to document crimes committed against civilians in South Ossetia. Those responsible must be held accountable, including criminal, he said.
"Of course, I will give such a decree. We are talking about the fate of our citizens, we are responsible for them. All the crimes that it committed, should be carefully documented and subsequently to be subjected to careful analysis - until the criminal responsibility of specific persons who have committed them ", - the president said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told to him about what was happening in South Ossetia.
"Now it is not easy, but it drew the attention - what they are told, these episodes, they were told already go far beyond the understanding of the conduct of hostilities," - said the Prime Minister. "It has elements of a genocide of the Ossetian people," - said Putin. Premier called it "a clear crime against the civilian population of the peace».
Putin arrived in Gorki to Medvedev upon arrival from Vladikavkaz. Premier visited the capital of North Ossetia on Saturday night. He flew to Vladikavkaz, changing the schedule of his visit after attending the opening of the Olympics in China, to discuss assistance to South Ossetia in the aggression against the Republic.