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'Russia's halt in Georgia not enough'

world Updated: Aug 12, 2008 20:25 IST

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Russia's decision to stop its troops advancing in Georgia, "is not enough," NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said on Tuesday.

The announcement by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev "is important but it is not enough," Scheffer told reporters, following a NATO ambassadors meeting with their Georgian counterpart.

Calling for an immediate end to hostilites, Scheffer added that a return to the status quo ante, before the conflict began in South Ossetia, was required.

He said all side should go back to the positions they held on August 6.

Russia's military on Tuesday slammed as "provocations" Georgian claims that Russian forces were still attacking the country after Medvedev ordered an end to military action.