Georgia, Tbilisi, August 8 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has today revered the memory of Georgian servicemen killed during the August 2008 conflict.
Saakashvili visited the Mukhatgverdi Fraternal Cemetery together with head of the administration Andro Barnov.
The president laid a wreath at the memorial to the heroes.
"These guys were able to save and preserve the country's independence," the president added.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
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