US calls on Russia to withdraw its troops from the occupied Georgian territories and return to pre-war borders. About it reports a press-service of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine in Twitter.
“Today marks 10 years since the day when Russia’s Armed forces rushed across the international border with Georgia, trying to force to change it. The Georgian territory is still occupied by Russia. We again urge Russia to withdraw its forces to pre-war positions, as agreed in 2008”, – stated in the message.
Earlier, a similar appeal to the authorities of the Russian Federation was made by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars rinkēvičs called the events in Georgia a “violation of international law and order” and stressed that the world must do everything possible to ensure that the Georgian and Ukrainian events never happen again.
We will remind, the Russian-Georgian war started in 2008. The conflict started because of the armed conflict in South Ossetia, which was attended by fighters from Russia and Abkhazia. On 8 August, after the shelling of Georgian villages, the Georgian armed forces has declared its intention to restore “constitutional order” and took part of Tskhinvali.
On the same day, Russia intervened in the conflict on the side yuzhnoosetinskih militants and sent troops. Military action spread beyond South Ossetia to other cities of Georgia and Abkhazia.