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Russia Signs Georgian Cease-Fire Agreement

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has signed a cease-fire agreement aimed at bringing an end to hostilities with neighboring Georgia.

Mr. Medvedev signed the document Saturday, one day after Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili put his signature on it.  The cease-fire plan, negotiated by France, calls for Russian forces to withdraw to the positions they held before fighting broke out in Georgia's Russian-backed separatist region of South Ossetia.

Separatist leaders from South Ossetia and the other Georgian breakaway region, Abkhazia, also signed it.

In Washington Friday, U.S. President George Bush said Russia must end the crisis in Georgia to repair damage to its relations with the United States, Europe and other nations.  In his weekly radio address, Mr. Bush called Russia's invasion of Georgia "completely unacceptable."

Mr. Bush is meeting at his Texas ranch Saturday with his national security team, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who just returned from a fact-finding trip to France and Georgia.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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