Human Shield for Georgia’s Support to Be Formed on 1 September

Politics Materials 29 August 2008 16:58 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 29 August / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Human shield for Georgia's support will be formed at 03:00p.m. on 1 September. Preparations for this have already begun.

This action will be carried out at the same time with a special meeting of the European Union (EU), where Georgia's issue will be examined. People of different ages and different political views will participate in this action.

The human shield is sponsored by famous public figures. The Georgian Patriarch Ilia II urged the Georgian people to participate in the human shield.

At the night of 8 August, large-scale military operations were launched in the self-declared South Ossetia republic. The Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later the Russian troops entered the city and drove the Georgian forces back to the Georgian territory.

On 12 August, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that he has decided to end operations to compel Georgia to peace.

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