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Government of Georgia published a report on August war2009-08-07 11:49
Last evening, on the threshold of the August war anniversary, the Georgian government presented its report on those tragic days.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The document, entitled "On the Aggression by the Russian Federation against Georgia" was presented by Temur Iakobashvili, the Vice PM, the State Minister for Reintegration - Novosti-Gruzia.
"The Russian aggression began not in August of the last year, but much earlier", he said in the beginning of his presentation.
The report is a book of 10 chapters, published in English and Georgian, accompanied with a disc with audio and video footage, including previously classified, among them - records of intercepted Russian phone talks and maps.
The report was presented in Courtyard Marriott hotel, in attendance of diplomatic corps, NGOs, various religious confessions, with photo exhibition devoted to war on backdrop.
The Ste Minister said the book "reflects all the truth about war" and the authorities of Georgia "always had a peaceful plan".
Iakobashvili believes that "deoccupation and reintegration" of the Georgian territories is possible only in a peaceful way.
He added that as the anniversary of war comes, worrisome statements from the Russian side appear.
"But now the time is different, the EU monitors are staying in the territory of Georgia, and Georgia is in the centre of world diplomacy," the State Minister said.