Georgia holds week of memory for servicemen killed in August 2008

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug. 5

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgia started a week of memory for servicemen killed in August 2008 and during the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.

"Prime Time" media holding is an organizer of the week of memory.

The event was opened by a photo exhibition organized by the "Prime Time" representatives and the International Fund of Journalists "Golden Pen". Several events were planned to be held within the week of memory.

About 200 Georgian servicemen were killed during the events of August 2008.

Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia 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 called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.

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