The West didn’t protect Saakashvili
In the view of Leonid Ivashov, the head of the Academy of Geopolitical Issues, the West "dumped" President Saakashvili, as had no desire to confront Russia's might and nuclear potential - Osinform.
"The West, which for several years stuffed Georgian army with armaments, and setting Saakashvili regime against South Ossetia and Russia, didn't protect its Tbilisian protege," the political scientist said.
On August 8th 2008 Georgia violated the border of South Ossetia, assaulted the sleeping Tskhinval and fired at it from GRAD rocket launchers. On August 9th the Russian Federation made a decision on starting a peace enforcement operation.