Commission OSCE: Georgia is the beginning of hostilities in South Ossetia

That Georgia started hostilities in South Ossetia in August 2008. It stressed on Tuesday the head of mission of the European Union to investigate the circumstances of the conflict in the South Caucasus, Heidi Tagliavini, speaking at a hearing of the Helsinki Commission of U.S. Congress.

“In terms of mission, namely Georgia initiated the military action in South Ossetia, where it attacked Tskhinvali with heavy artillery on the night of 7 to 8 August 2008 - she said. - None of the explanations that were given the Georgian authorities in order to justify their attack was not justified. ” In particular, Tagliavini, announced that the Georgian side handed over the documents the commission, alleging that there has been a massive invasion of Russian troops, but the Commission does not consider these documents are sufficient grounds for such conclusions. There was no massive invasion of Russian troops in South Ossetia before the outbreak of the conflict.

5 May 2010 | attack, osce

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