South Ossetia

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  • Georgian war veterans describe protracted shelling before Five-Day War

    Ten years after the August 2008 events, Georgian war veterans told the "Caucasian Knot" how the acute phase of the conflict, which went down in history as the "five-day war," began and developed. War veterans said that large-scale military operations began not on August 8, but on August 6, when the villages of Nuli and Avnevi were destroyed by mortar fire, and on August 2, wounded law enforcers began to enter the military hospital.

August 09, 2018 21:57

  • Georgian Premier specifies conditions for restoring relations with Russia

    The withdrawal of Russian troops from Abkhazia and South Ossetia may signal the normalization of relations with Russia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, the Prime Minister of Georgia, has stated. The Russia's presence in these territories affects "extremely negatively" on people's lives after the "Five-Day War", the UK representative to the United Nations has stated.

August 09, 2018 13:33

  • Georgian experts indicate shortcomings of Five-Day War report

    The report of the international commission headed by Heidi Tagliavini on the Georgian-Russian war in August 2008 fails to present some important facts, due to the limited time for collecting evidence, and leaves many questions unanswered, Georgian experts believe.

August 08, 2018 17:59

  • Residents of Abkhazia describe devastation in villages 10 years after five-day war

    After the five-day war of August 2008 and recognition of the Abkhazia's independence, there is no significant development there, but even in the Kodori Gorge, local residents feel safer despite the devastation. Some residents of Abkhazia say they want the republic to become part of Russia, while others want to preserve their independence.

August 08, 2018 12:27

  • Mikhail Saakashvili concerned over issue of winner in 2008 war

    On the anniversary of the "five-day war," Mikhail Saakashvili claimed that threats from the US stopped the Russian offensive action against Georgia. As a result of the war, Russia did not succeed in changing the government of Georgia and, according to Mikhail Saakashvili, did not win anything, "except for the capture of several dozen villages."

August 08, 2018 09:57

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August 07, 2018 22:27

  • Political analysts: Russia would not annex Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    Russia prefers to build its relations with Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent countries, despite the statements of South-Ossetian politicians about their desire to join Russia, political analysts have stated. In their opinion, unlike the Crimea, Abkhazia and South Ossetia are perceived by Russian authorities as a foreign territory.

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