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Russia, France Agree on Plan for Permanent Georgia-Russia Truce

Russia and France have agreed on a six-point plan for a permanent truce in Georgia.

The plan, which awaits Georgian approval, includes provisions for what officials are calling an "international discussion" on the future status of South Ossetia and Abkhazia - the two pro-Russian breakaway regions of northern Georgia.

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said the plan also includes: provisions for the renunciation of force by all parties, a halt to military action, unhindered access to humanitarian aid, the return of Georgian forces to their pre-conflict positions, and the continued presence of Russian peacekeepers in the two rebellious territories.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.