Georgia: President Margvelashvili commemorates victims of South Ossetia war

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili took part in a wreath-laying ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the South Ossetia conflict at Tbilisi's Mukhatgverdi military cemetery on Wednesday. The conflict erupted on the night of August 7-8, 2008, as Georgia launched an intensive air campaign against the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali. The attack left casualties among Russian... Еще peacekeepers and Ossetian militia defending the territory captured by Georgian forces. In response, Russia deployed units of the Russian 58th Army and Russian airborne troops and four days of fighting resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths with the heaviest fighting taking place in Tskhinvali. The conflict came to an end on August 12, 2008, when both sides agreed to a preliminary ceasefire.

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