The residents of Akhalgori, a town located just 25 miles from Georgia's capital, say Russian troops are creating a new military supply route.
Many wonder if Congress will honor its $1 billion commitment if amid the financial crisis. Some lawmakers were already opposed to the deal.
The war with Georgia has many calling for North and South Ossetia to unite.
The Russian prime minister called Ukraine's involvement a 'crime,' but still agrees to a gas contract with Kiev.
European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday.
As EU monitors arrive, new details contradict Russia's assertion that Georgia invaded South Ossetia first.
Moscow is offering Abkhazia a set of economic benefits, on top of a security guarantee.
The move shows a willingness to act on common goals despite deteriorating relations.
Contradictory messages are rampant as the EU and US reconsider security pledges to Georgia while new players such as Iran and Turkey enter the game.