Georgian president telephones Bush about situation

US President George W. Bush told Georgia's president on Thursday that the United States expects Russia to comply with its agreement to withdraw its forces from its the former Soviet republic. White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said in a message to reporters that Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili telephoned Bush "to discuss the ongoing situation in Georgia." "President Bush said that the United States is looking for Russian compliance with the agreement to withdraw their forces and an end to their siege of Georgia," Johndroe said. Russia has promised to complete by Friday withdrawal of its troops to their positions before this month's brief but violent battle between Russian and Georgian forces. Russian forces remained deep inside Georgia on Thursday.