Facts - 10 years after August 2008 Georgia-Russia war
Facts - 10 years after August 2008 Georgia-Russia war

Georgia marks the 10th anniversary of August 2008 Georgia-Russia war. The 20% of Georgia’s territory remains invaded ten years after the military hostilities.

The war left 412 people killed including 169 soldiers, 1 747 – wounded, 130 thousand locals have been turned into Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) out of which 39 thousand still leaves as refugees.

The consequences of the war are 35 thousand houses destroyed, 5 gorges and 125 villages occupied by Russia. Georgian citizens are still forced to live beyond the artificially installed barbed wires.

Military hostilities lasted during 5 days and ended with the 2008 ceasefire agreement mediated by the international community.

Russia recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states soon thereafter. Official Moscow continues non-fulfillment of the truce agreement for the time being.

 

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