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“According to our information, Russian troops have entered Poti, as well as being in Senaki and Zugdidi,” he said in a televised address, referring to two other towns in western Georgia.
The Russian defence ministry earlier said its forces had left Senaki. Russian bombers targeted Poti this week as part of an offensive to drive Georgian forces from the breakaway region of South Ossetia. (Reporting by Margarita Antidze)