US tells Russia to halt attacks in South Ossetia

The United States on Friday called on Russia to halt aircraft and missile attacks in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia.


"The United States calls for an immediate ceasefire to the armed conflict in Georgia's region of South Ossetia," US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a statement. "We call on Russia to cease attacks on Georgia by aircraft and missiles, respect Georgia's territorial integrity, and withdraw its ground combat forces from Georgian soil." (AP)