Russian-Georgian conflict: what happened in reality

  • 2008-09-18
  • By Zurab Marshania
The whole world was horrified by the violent aggression of the Russian Federation against independent Georgia. Regardless of statements about a "peacekeeping mission," Russian forces attacked Georgia and furthermore occupied a significant part of the sovereign country outside of the South Ossetian zone. During the occupation of Georgia, the Russian military, assisted by South Ossetian militias, Cossacks and other North Caucasian volunteers, was implicated in numerous murders, rapes, lootings, and kidnappings of peaceful Georgians. A few days later, in an unprecedented violation of inter...
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