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 SaakasÑ€vili 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.