08 august 2020

Georgian actions amounted to declaration of war on Russia – former President Medvedev on 2008 conflict


Moscow had to intervene to protect people in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008, when Tbilisi shelled civilians and peacekeepers, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, calling it a difficult decision.At the time, Georgia was led by Mikhail Saakashvili, who later fled to Ukraine and remains wanted on criminal charges back home. Medvedev called the behavior of Saakashvili “criminal,” and criticized the “scoundrels” who ordered troops to open fire on the houses of civilians and Russian [...]