Russian Soldiers Take Prisoners In Georgia Port
POTI, Georgia — Russian soldiers reportedly have taken about 20 Georgian troops prisoner at a key Black Sea port in western Georgia.
An Associated Press photographer saw Russian trucks and armored personnel carriers leaving the port of Poti with about 20 blindfolded and handcuffed men riding on them. A port spokesman says the men are Georgian soldiers.
Also, Russian troops reportedly have commandeered American Humvees awaiting shipment back to the United States.
A Pentagon spokesman says officials are looking into the reported theft of the Humvees.
Meanwhile, a small column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles has left the strategic Georgian city of Gori. But the Pentagon says Russia apparently hasn’t made any significant withdrawal of forces, which the recently signed cease-fire requires.