Georgia to deliver $35 million bill to Russia
Georgia will deliver a $20 billion bill to Russia for its aggression against the country, head of the Parliamentary Territorial Integrity Restoration Commission Shota Malashkhia told reporters today.
The Russian military caused damage worth $20 billion in 2008, he said.
"Another $15 billion will be added to this amount for the damage done to Georgia's ecology by the actions of the Russian military," Malashkhia said.
He stressed that Russia had already started "the process of rolling back" with the help of the puppet regimes in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
"We have billed the Abkhazian puppets $13 billion," he said.
Military actions were launched in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in Aug. 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali, with Russian troops later occupying the city. The Russian armed forces drove the Georgian military back into Georgia proper moving towards Tbilisi. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Aug. 26 and established diplomatic ties with the secessionist states on Sept. 9, 2008.