The EU is "very concerned" at the escalation of violence in Georgia where fighter jets bombed positions in breakaway South Ossetia overnight, and calls for an immediate ceasefire, a European diplomat said.
"We are very concerned by the dramatic escalation of the situation," the diplomat told AFP.
"We are following it very closely and we are in contact with all the parties," he added.
Consultations were under way between the French EU presidency and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the European Union diplomat said.
"We renew the appeal given Thursday by the head EU diplomat Javier Solana and call on all parties to end the violence immediately."
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin condemned the "aggressive actions" by Georgian troops in South Ossetia, and said
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