First trucks after the incidents have arrived reporting the troops are highly mobile though a withdrawal has been stated as well as bribery and pillage. Private foreign trucks have been destroyed. There are humors of torture in occupied areas including Gori.
Correspondents report Poti has been heavily bombarded by the fleet since before 14:00 GMT. The bombardment has been extended southwards to Batum. Bombarding Batum would pull Turkey too into the clash like the countries from Baltics to the Central Asia have been until now.