- Gordon Brown urges Moscow to order a ceasefire
- Putin lashes out at the U.S. for ‘helping Georgia’
- Georgia ‘restarts shelling’ after ceasefire call ignore
- Refugee crisis as 40,000 flee
Georgian officials tonight claimed the country had been ‘overrun’ by Russian troops after a full-scale ground invasion.
Amid reports that Moscow forces had taken the town of Gori – and were marching on the capital Tsblisi – Georgian soldiers appeared to be in full retreat.
Troops were apparently in complete chaos as a full-scale rout pushed them back through the countryside.
Meanwhile, the civilian crisis intensified with thousands of refugees fleeing the seemingly unstoppable advance of the Russian army.
An unidentified Georgian woman cries after finding out that her child was killed in a neighbouring village, in the town of Gori
Around 9,000 soldiers and 350 tanks had been massing at a base in the border region of Abkhazia throughout the day.