Август 2008. Как это было.

This day in history: August 12, 2008 - the day of the end of the war in South Ossetia

Здание разрушенного в дни августа 2008 года унивеситета
12/08/2019 - 12:54

August 2008 was extremely full of military and political events. It became a turning point in the further state system of Transcaucasia. The practice of international relations has allowed the two newly recognized states to appear on the world map - South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The leadership of Russia in making its decision to recognize their independence was guided by the will of the peoples, as well as the generally accepted norms of international and humanitarian law.

Georgian Aggression Chronicle: 8 August 2008

08/08/2010 - 14:59

00:06 – Heavy artillery shelling from the Georgian villages of Nikozi and Ergneti, as well as from the Georgian city of Gori, targeted at the capital city of the Republic of South Ossetia, Tskhinval, has begun. Ossetian villages of Dmenis, Sarabuk, Satikar, Tsunar, Khetagurovo, Velit, Mugut, Didmukha, Znaur, Galuanta and others are also under heavy shelling.
00:42 – Georgia has officially announced the war. The Commander of the Georgian peacekeepers Mamuka Kurashvili officially informs the Commander of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces (JPKF) in the conflict zone, Major-General Marat Kulakhmetov, that Georgia is starting its military operation in the zone of Georgian-Osseitan conflict to restore constitutional order in South Ossetia. He calls on the Russian peacekeepers deployed in the conflict zone not to interfere into the situation.