Commission studying war of August 2008 completes its work in Georgia

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Tbilisi, Georgia, April 22

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

The Commission studying the war of August 2008 has completed its work in Georgia.

Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania told media on April 21 that he will be familiar with the results of the study by the end of the month.

"All achievements and mistakes that were made during the war will be the basis of Georgia's defense doctrine," he said.

"The work on the document has been completed," he said. "We expect that the federal headquarters will submit it to me and the political leadership by the end of the month. Once again, I would like to stress that our main task is to learn all mistakes and achievements and to create our defense doctrine on their basis."

"It was the research, rather than investigation," he said. "The commission was established at the Georgian Defense Ministry in August 2013."

Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.

Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.

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