Five years ago, in the end of April, an unmanned spy plane illegally flew from the territory of Georgia and was shot down over Abkhazia. That incident caused a serious international scandal. Georgia claimed it was Russian air forces that destroyed the plane and required investigation of the incident in the UNSC. But the latter did not arrive at a consensus about the situation in Abkhazia.
July 8th, four Georgia soldiers were arrested in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia. Later they were set free. Photo: Kazbek Basaev/AFP/Getty Images.
The Russian battalion passes through the Caucasus at the village Jaba of South Ossetia on the way to the place where the conflict began. President Saakasрvili declares martial law. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP
A soldier of Georgian peacemaking forces and a policeman show the mark of the shell fired from the side of South Ossetia in a Georgian village Nikozi, August 5th, 2008. Photo: Georgiy Abdaladze, AP Photo
A girl – refugee from South Ossetia sist on the bed in Vladikavkaz, August 4th, 2008. Photo: Kazbek Basaev, AFP.
A group of Russian militarymen on the way to the zone of the conflict in Jaba, South Ossetia. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.
Russian militarymen on the way to the zone of the conflict, August 9th, 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.
Georgian soldiers in Gori. August 9th, 2008. According to the local Georgian TV, a bit earlier Russian planes attacked Gori from the air and killed civilians. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP.
Russian aircraft attacks Georgian positions in Tskhinvali, August 8th, 2008. Photo: Vano Shlamov, Getty Images.