National Flags have been lowered in Georgia in memory of the soldiers and civilians fallen in the Russia-Georgia war, which took place in August 2008. The flag has been lowered on the parliament building in Tbilisi as well. - "Rustavi2"
The chairman of the parliament with the MPs observed one minute`s silence today in memory of the people killed during the Russian intervention four years ago.
The MPs recalled the hardest days of the tragedy - the 7th and the 8th of August - when Russia carried out its aggression against Georgia.
Due to the anniversary of the war, pre-election campaign has been suspended in Georgia for two days.
Today, representatives of the Coalition for Justice NGO handed over documentary materials to the Georgian National Museum. The video materials depicting the Russian aggression and intervention against Georgia will be exhibited in the Museum of Soviet Occupation in Tbilisi.
188 civilians, 168 militants and 16 police officers of Georgia were killed in the August war in 2008.
4 days ago, by the Kremlin`s order a military operation for Georgia`s intervention started from the country`s occupied territories. Consolidation of military forces in occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region started few weeks ago before the intervention. The Kremlin justified its intervention in Georgia with claims that Russian peacekeepers were attacked in Tskhinvali.
Despite the inequality of the forces, with endeavors of the Georgian military units, devotion of Georgian soldiers and support of the international community, the Russian intervention could be stopped.
Russia continues to occupy Georgia`s territories - Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region - and to try to achieve recognition of independence of the territories from different countries, but still with no results.