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08.08.08. Internet reports

2011-08-08 20:50

08.08.08. Internet reports. 20571.jpegThis publication gives witnesses' account of the August-2008 events they presented in their blogs. GeorgiaTimes correspondents collected the stories written by Tskhinval residents, city defendants, the military, journalists and those who simply cared for the situation, shocked by Saakashvili's bloody massacre over South-Ossetians. Today's issue contains the stories of August 8 events, from the first hours till the end of the day when the Russian Army finally entered Tskhinval.


Rupor_naroda, a man who wrote his posts in LJ from the burning Tskhival.

August 7, 23:14 I've just returned from the city, having spent the whole day at the military bases. Today I managed to get my outfit and arms. My friends and I arranged a separate troop of 14. It's going to be a hard night today, our troop taking over its first watch. Due to Russian Ambassador-at-Large Popov, the night is declared to be "no-fire" but despite this, all military elements are up in arms, for we've got no trust in Georgians!

My friend's parents died in today's battle for the village of Tsunar!!! I feel for him deeply. The Georgians burnt down a whole quarter in this village! So many people were left without shelter! Through the field glasses one can see Georgian armour and Grad valley fire systems on the southern borders of Tskhinval. They say Georgian government decided to send its "renowned" special forces to South Ossetia. They report big losses on the Georgian side, their military units lacking many soldiers! There is information that the Georgian troops refuse to go into assault, being reluctant to deal with "these Ossetian cutthroats". They damn their government but nevertheless make war on us!

The guys in the city are full of determination, for everyone is tired of the constant tension. People say it's better to make good war once and for all and solve the problem that lasts for 18 years!

August 8, 20:50 I am alive! Thanks everyone for support, for we do need it. The city is completely destroyed; we are fighting for every house like in Stalingrad. That is all, I will try to go on with my reports but I can't promise anything... My phone is running down, I will write on if I can. At the moment, Russian troops are at the outskirts. The forest is being mopped up. We've captured 2 Georgian tanks and burnt another couple. It's going to be a hard night! I don't know whether my sister and parents are alive.

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