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Abkhazian President and Russian Ambassador honoured the memory of victims of August war

2012-08-08 17:18

Alexander Ankvab and Russian Ambassador to Abkhazia Semyon Grigoriev honored the memory of those who died as a result of Georgia's attack on South Ossetia in August 2008.


"The five-day aggression of the Georgian forces has caused a humanitarian disaster for South Ossetia, with a large number of victims. The women, old people, soldiers and officers of Russian peacekeeping forces", the Caucasian Knot quotes the adviser to the Embassy of the Republic of South Ossetia to Abkhazia Oleg Botsiev.

"This is not just words, but it is the fact, the whole world has seen, although we remember how long representatives of many European countries and others denied it, pretending that nothing was happening. In fact the people of South Ossetia was standing on the edge of the abyss, and only the intervention of the Russian Federation has allowed to stabilize the situation and subsequently expel the Georgian Armed Forces from the territory of the Republic", President of Abkhazia stressed.

Russia's Ambassador to Abkhazia Semyon Grigoriev noted the courage of the Russian peacekeepers, embarked on the fight against the Georgian aggressors.

"Today, we remember those who fell victim to the aggression of August 2008, and those Russian peacekeepers, who took the last barrier on the path of the aggressor, having given their lives and shown a sample of courage, how you actually must perform a peacekeeping mission", the Ambassador of Russia to Abkhazia Semyon Grigoriev stressed.

The memory of the victims observed a minute of silence.

Recall, today in Tskhinval, the mourning events dedicated to the fourth anniversary of the attack of the Georgian troops on South Ossetia in August 2008, take place. This was reported by the Interfax correspondent from the place of the events.

Residents and guests of South Ossetia have gathered to honor the memory of the victims of the war. President of the Republic Leonid Tibilov, the Parliament deputies and members of the government also have arrived to take part in the mourning events.


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