The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

July 8th, four Georgia soldiers were arrested in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia. Later they were set free. Photo: Kazbek Basaev/AFP/Getty Images.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

A girl – refugee from South Ossetia sist on the bed in Vladikavkaz, August 4th, 2008. Photo: Kazbek Basaev, AFP.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

A group of Russian militarymen on the way to the zone of the conflict in Jaba, South Ossetia. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

Russian militarymen on the way to the zone of the conflict, August 9th, 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

Russian aircraft attacks Georgian positions in Tskhinvali, August 8th, 2008. Photo: Vano Shlamov, Getty Images.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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.

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After

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

 

13 thoughts on “The Georgian Abkhazian Conflict: 5 Years After”

  1. 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.

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  2. 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 🙂

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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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