Analytical program "However" with Mikhail Leontyev, 08 August 2011
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 7 on 8 on August 2008, from the Georgian villages of Nikozi and Ergneti, the shelling of the South Ossetian villages and the capital of Tskhinvali from large-caliber guns and Grad installations began. Then followed the assault of Tskhinval with infantry and tanks. Georgia officially announced the start of a military operation. From 9 in the morning, Georgian troops began shelling Russian peacekeepers, and by half past nine on August 8 the Georgian media announced the capture of Tskhinval. At 11 o'clock in the morning, Saakashvili, in his address to the nation, said that Georgian forces had 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 liberated and is under the control of the security forces of Georgia.
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.
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