President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev: We have completed a large part of the operations to oblige Georgia, the Georgian authorities, to restore peace to South Ossetia.
A Russian peacekeeping contingent has successfully taken Tskhinvali under its control. We, the Russian peacekeepers that is, will continue to do everything possible to protect the lives and dignity of Russian citizens.
We just heard the report at General Staff about the situation that is unfolding. I would like now to discuss with you the next steps to take and go over the proposals that were made. Please, begin your report.