Medvedev signs Georgia peace plan (Lead)

August 16th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 16 (Xinhua) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Saturday signed a peace plan for settling the conflict between Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia, an official said. “He (Medvedev) had just signed the settlement plan consisting of the six earlier agreed-upon principles,” Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin press secretary Natalya Timakova as saying.

He said the president announced this at a meeting with the permanent members of the Russian security council.

The meeting also discussed the current situation in South Ossetia, as well as measures to overcome the humanitarian disaster that occurred as a result of the conflict, he said.

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