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Russia's president has ordered an end to the conflict with Georgia.
Fire rages in the woods near Gori
Russian bombing raids have targeted the city of Gori
"I have taken the decision to end the operation to force Georgian authorities into peace," Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Boris Malakhov confirmed the order to Sky News.
Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay, speaking from Tibilisi, said the Russians had probably achieved their goal of pushing Georgian forces far enough back inside their borders to prevent further attacks on the rebel province of South Ossetia.
"If the Russians say it's over, it's over," he said.
"This is pretty good news. It means the military phase is over although there's an awful lot of wrangling that needs to take place."