Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced in a nationally televised speech on Tuesday that he had ordered an end to the military campaign in Georgia, saying that the Russian military had punished Georgia and restored security. Various skirmishes had continued overnight Monday but no major offensives on either side were being reported.
From the BBC: Medvedev’s statement included:
“I’ve decided to finish the operation to force the Georgian authorities to peace. The safety of our peacekeeping forces and civilian population has been restored.
“The aggressor has been punished, having sustained considerable losses. Its armed forces have been disorganised”