Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia, despite cease-fire
* Story Highlights
* Lawmaker: Troops to leave "sooner or later," depending on Georgian behavior
* Russian president's office says troops will pull back as cease-fire stipulates
* German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia to keep word
* U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates skeptical about quick withdrawal
TBILISI, Georgia (CNN) -- Though Russia says it will begin pulling back its troops from Georgia on Monday, it's unclear how long the redeployment will take, and a Russian lawmaker has compared the situation to the U.S. presence in Iraq.
Russia President Dmitry Medvedev told French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday that Russia would start pulling back its forces from Georgia on Monday, Medvedev's office said.
Sarkozy, who holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, brokered a cease-fire between Russia and Georgia last week.
Russian troops will begin withdrawing to a buffer zone and into the breakaway province of South Ossetia as stipulated by the cease-fire, Medvedev's office said.