Materials on events in 2008 were sent to the International Criminal Court
A copy of the criminal case on events in South Ossetia in August 2008 were sent to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. As reported by the "GHN" referring to RIA Novosti, this was reported to media by the Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin, Russia.
"Copies of materials on this criminal case were directed to address the issue of prosecution of Georgian officials, perpetrators of crimes against Russian citizens, were sent the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the jurisdiction of which include the investigation of crimes against peace and security of mankind" - said Markin.
According to him, investigators on this criminal case were sent to South Ossetia and Abkhazia. They have ample evidence to refute the arguments of the Georgian side, which are outlined in the lawsuit "Georgia against Russia" which were sent to the International Court of Justice, said the representative of the Investigative Committee.
Recall, Court of the UN in Hague had ruled on the dismissal of the suit of Georgia against Russia on the application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, April 1, 2011.
Recall, the conflict in South Ossetia in August 2008 was unleashed by the Georgian authorities. Russia, speaking on the side of Tskhinval, has carried out an operation to "force Georgia to peace" and has recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Later, Moscow's position was supported by Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru.
Official Tbilisi severed diplomatic relations with the Russian side, the two republics were called "occupied territories".
According to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, actions of the Russian authorities were "optimal" during the war in South Ossetia.