Russian Prime Minister Putin speaks during meeting with officials in southern city of Vladikavkaz

 
Russian Prime Minister Putin speaks during meeting with officials in southern city of Vladikavkaz
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with officials in the southern city of Vladikavkaz, located next to the Georgian separatist region of South Ossetia August 9, 2008. Putin defended the Russian incursion into South Ossetia on Saturday and urged Georgia to immediately stop "aggression" against the breakaway rebel region. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Pool (RUSSIA)