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Georgia to demand compensation from Russia

Politics Materials 17 January 2011 12:25
Georgia will demand compensation for the damages caused by Russia during the war of 2008 in an international court. Material damages in the conflict zones will be assessed by that time.
Georgia to demand compensation from Russia

Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 17 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

Georgia will demand compensation for the damages caused by Russia during the war of 2008 in an international court. Material damages in the conflict zones will be assessed by that time.

The issue will be discussed at a meeting of the ad-hoc Parliamentary Territorial Integrity Restoration Commission, which is expected to be attended by Economy And Sustainable Development Minister Vera Kobalia.

Head of the Parliamentary Territorial Integrity Restoration Commission Shota Malashkhia told journalists that the matter concerns several tens of billion dollars.

"We will discuss how to set damages, which international law firms are calculating to prepare a claim to an international court," he added.

Military actions were launched in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in August 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia and later Russian troops occupied the city and drove the Georgian military back to Georgia. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Aug. 26 and established diplomatic relations with them on Sept. 9, 2008.

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