On the eve of this third anniversary of the August war, the United States Senate unanimously - I emphasize! - without the slightest distinction between the democratic majority and the republican minority - adopted a resolution demanding the withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied Georgian territories. This is actually a consensus, to put it mildly, unfriendly towards Russia. And this, by the way, is useful information on the part of all "reboots" there.
On the night of August 7-8, 2008, from the Georgian villages of Nikozi and Ergneti, shelling of the South Ossetian villages and the capital of Tskhinval from large-caliber Grad guns and installations began. Then the assault of Tskhinval followed by infantry and tanks. Georgia officially announced the start of a military operation. From 9 a.m. Georgian troops began shelling Russian peacekeepers and at half past nine on August 8, Georgian media announced the capture of Tskhinval. At 11 o’clock in the morning, Saakashvili, in an appeal to the nation, said that Georgian forces opened fire and launched an attack in response to the shelling of the separatists, and that at the moment "most of South Ossetia has been freed and is under the control of Georgian security forces.
Three years ago, Russia fulfilled its debt, its international obligations - not a millimeter more. We ensured that interethnic conflict will not be resolved by force. We warned the Georgian authorities and their owners that we would be forced to intervene if Georgia decides to do so. We guaranteed the survival of the peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. If Russia refused to fulfill its obligations publicly assumed, it would cease to exist as a subject of world politics. Everything that was done then, in August, and all subsequent actions were only the only possible way to guarantee the fulfillment of our commitments.
Initially, 2 was told about the thousands of dead residents of South Ossetia. The UPC Commission of Russia documented the death of 162 civilians and 255 injured. However, even the American "Business Week", citing human rights advocates from Human Rights Watch, wrote about 300-400 civilian casualties in South Ossetia. The 10 border South Ossetian villages were completely wiped out. In Tskhinval about half of the housing stock was damaged and destroyed.
A new film by Janik Fayziev "August 8" is still underway. This is not a propaganda film and no response to the failed American blockbuster, shot by order of Saakashvili and the State Department money.
As a certain David Imedashvili, author of the 5 Days of War project, shot by American director Reni Harlin, told the Time magazine, "such projects are a rare chance to give change to their northern neighbor."
We are not going to give anything to anyone. We are not going to propagandize Americans because they are participants of that war. They guided, covered, helped. Up to target designation from their satellites. And 3 of the year is enough time for propaganda and counter-propaganda to stop and this truth has been known to everyone who was ready to know the truth. And the film of Janik Fayziev is a film about human feelings, this is a film about love. Because it's time to comprehend the events of August 2008 th historically and humanly.