Morning re-cap of main news, July 29

* Russia is insisting on Georgia's immediately withdrawing its forces from the Kondori Gorge in Abkhazia, which must be monitored by Russian peacekeepers and UN observers, the commander of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone said after four-party talks on conflict resolution

* Roundtable talks on means of pulling Ukraine out of a four-month political crisis between the president and leaders of parliamentary factions will continue on Monday, the presidential press service said

* Chechnya's parliament asked the upper house of the Russian parliament to amend the country's Constitution to enable President Vladimir Putin to remain in office for a third term

* Peacekeeping forces must remain in Moldova's breakaway province of Transdnestr until a viable settlement of the conflict has been reached, a Russian diplomat said on the 14th anniversary of the deployment of Russian peacekeepers in the conflict zone

* Russian energy giant Gazprom said its subsidiary VNIIGAZ had signed a deal to draft a scheme to develop Venezuela's natural gas industry

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