It is with horror and uncertainty that the world's media reports today that Russia and Georgia are on the brink of all out war. Georgian aircraft have bombed and strafed targets in the breakaway region of South Ossetia. In the early hours, Russian tanks crossed the border, a de facto invasion of Georgia in support of Ossetian people.
Georgia's pro-Western government believes Russia has been fuelling the separatist conflict in South Ossetia and the country's other breakaway region, Abkhazia, as part of its attempts to stop Georgia joining Nato.
Russia seems to be accusing Georgia of ethnic cleansing in Ossetian villages.
Please keep this volatile region in your prayers.