Tbilisi, Georgia, August 8
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The purpose of the Georgian government six years after the war of August 2008 is de-escalation of relations with Russia and the peaceful settlement of the conflict on the basis of the fundamental principles of international law, according to the Georgian foreign ministry.
The Georgian foreign ministry expresses its condolences to the families of Georgian servicemen and civilians killed in the Georgian war.
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.