Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia: Courage of the defenders of South Ossetia and the decisive intervention of Russia saved the people from extermination
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in connection with the fourth anniversary of the armed aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia
Tonight, August 7 at 22:00 in the Republic of South Ossetia will begin commemorative events on the fourth anniversary of the armed aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia with the action "Exhibition of the Shot Paintings," which will be held at the Theater Square in the center of Tskhinval.
The action of sorrow "We`ll be remembering everything ..." will start at23:35 – it is the time when in August 2008 the first volleys of artillery struck on the sleeping city. The Georgian side used modern technology, heavy artillery and aircraft for elimination of the civilians and the Russian peacekeepers. As a result, were killed hundreds of civilians in Tskhinval and in the neighbouring settlements, tens of the Russian peacekeepers, and the number of wounded and injured was immeasurably greater. The scale of the devastation was truly appalling.
In those difficult days only the courage of defenders of South Ossetia and resolute and timely intervention of Russia, which had carried out the operation to force Georgia to peace, saved the people of South Ossetia from total annihilation.
Commemorative events will continue on August 8, when it is planned to hold a round table discussion "Iron Nykhas" with representatives of the Ossetian Diasporas from the far and near abroad under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia.
Tskhinval, August 7, 2012