Russia and Georgia signed a "peace" three years ago
Three years ago - on August 12, 2008 - Russia and Georgia signed an agreement on a cease-fire and resume hostilities in the territory of Sakartvelo. As recalled by "GHN", this agreement was made with the mediation of French President Nicolas Sarkozy - the country which chaired the EU.
The document contained six points: not to use military force, permanently cease all military actions, to free access of humanitarian aid. In addition, Georgia's armed forces were to return to their places of permanent deployment, Russia's armed forces were to go on line before the start of hostilities. Also, the document forced the sides to guarantee international stability and security in the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
This agreement on cease-fire of August 15 from Georgia was signed by President Mikhail Saakashvili, and on August 16 - by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Recall, that the conflict in South Ossetia in August 2008, was unleashed by the Georgian authorities. Russia, speaking on the side of Tskhinvali, 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".