August 11, 2008 / 7:12 PM / 10 years ago

Russian troops leave Senaki town-ministry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian troops pulled out of the Georgian town of Senaki on Monday after “eliminating” a threat to shell South Ossetia, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, quoting a Russian Defence Ministry statement.

The advance into Senaki, 40 km (25 miles) from a second separatist Georgian enclave, Abkhazia, appeared to open a second front against Georgian forces. But Russian officials have said they have no intention of occupying territory beyond South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Writing by Ron Popeski; editing by Sami Aboudi

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