13 The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

Posted on August 7, 2013 by team


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.

Russian military helicopter is flying over the road connecting Tskhinvali and Gori, August 10th, 2008. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP.

Unidentified aircraft attacks Gori. August 8th, 2008. Photo: Georgy Abdaladze, AP Photo.

Wounded Georgian woman in Gori after the attack of the Russian air forces. The photographer affirms that the woman was helped to move to a safer place by her neighbours. Photo: Georgy Abdaladze, AP Photo.

Georgian soldiers in Gori destroyed by Russian military forces. August 9th, 2008. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP.

Artillery bombardment of South Ossetia by Gerogian military forces. Photo: Vano Shlamov, Getty Images.

A man with a wounded child in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia. August 9th, 2008. Photo: Musa Sadulaev, AP photo.

Evacuation of Georgian citizens in the village near Tskhinvali. August 8th, 2008. Photo: Georgy Abdaladze, AP Photo.

Citizens of Dzuarikau are throwing cigarettes and water to the Russian militarymen heading to the conflict zone. August 9th, 2008. Photo: Kazbek Basaev/AFP/Getty Images.

President of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity stands near the Russian tanks in Java, South Ossetia. August 9th, 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.

The man is looking at the unidentified killed people who were fighting at the side of South Ossetia in Java. August 9th, 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.

South Ossetian soldier is getting on the APC. August 10th, 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.

Doctor near the wounded man in the basement of the destroyed hospital in Tskhinvali. August, 10th, 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.

People are holding candles during the protest action at the Georgian embassy in Moscow. Photo: Sergey Karpukhin, Reuters.

The car is passing by the burning wood near the Georgian city Gori. August 10th, 2008. Photo: Sergey Gritz, AP photo.

The Georgian man is leaving the conflict zone. August 10th, 2008. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP.

Russian military forces are attacking in the Ardon valley (Russia) at the border with Georgia. Photo: Musa Sadulaev, AP photo.

The killed Georgian soldier at outskirts of Tshinvali, South Ossetia. August 10th, 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.

Georgian policemen are helping the wounded soldier in Gori. August 8th, 2008. Photo: Vano Shlamov, Getty Images.

Russian military plane is landing in the airport of Sukhumi, Abkhazia. August 10th, 2008. Photo: Vladimir Popov, AP photo.

Guards are escorting president Saakashvili in Gori. August 11th, 2008. Photo: Sergey Gritz, AP photo.

Georgian woman is crying in Gori, 80km from Tbilisi. August 11th, 2008. Photo: Gleb Garanich, Reuters.

 

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13 Responses to “The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After”

  1. Mayn says:

    You “forgot” the picture of Sackofshit-ii eating ties…

  2. Grzgrz says:

    Would you care to explain illegally in “spy plane illegally flew”? Abkhazia has not been recognized and remains Georgian territory thus legality is out of question here.

    I do get you represent Russian point of view but expect you’ll do better than spread propagandist bollocks.

  3. to Henri Brfr says:

    Georgia did the first strike once Russian army had already arrived to South Ossetia. Since Russia had no legal grounds to have army there (only peacekeepers were allowed), Your question is provocative :)

  4. SlavaRossii says:

    Nazis or Georgians, doesn’t matter.
    Russia remains independent – URA!

  5. dfv says:

    Tomorrow I will eat a sandwich.

  6. lortea says:

    russia can’t live without wars, massacres, famines, conquering and letal dictators. russian way of living, with terrible consequences for russian neighbours.

  7. NMQ says:

    The Georgian and Russian conflict. Do not try to falsify facts.

  8. godknowns says:

    Russian soldier have nothing to be proud, killing, rape, destroy any type of civilian life. All its about power, economic interest. no honnor, no proud

  9. Ded Pihto says:

    Gee, people, check your facts. Russian army was gathering by Georgian border 3 days!!! before first shots were fired. For WHAT? Think about it.

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