Archive - 6/8/2013

Looking back in 2008. August 5

The war in August 2008. On the eve of invasion ...

By August 5, 2008 the aggravation of the situation in the zone of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict was not reduced, that night the Georgian side shelled twice the positions of law enforcement bodies of the Republic. Fortunately, there were no victims. The South Ossetian side still refrained from returning the fire, hoping that the talks could be resumed and the war could be avoided. In the zone of conflict had been serving the OSCE observer mission, the tripartite peacekeeping forces. People were still hoping that these organizations would ensure the parties to sit down to talks and declare a cease-fire.