The Georgian President said the battle in South Ossetia was no longer simply about his country. Mikhail Saakashvili appealed directly to the international community, saying the confrontation was concerned America, values and freedom.
“Our troops are being attacked by thousands of troops from Russia,” he said. “Right now, we have 150 Russian tanks, and other armoured fighting machines, coming into Georgian territory. The movement started last night and throughout the day Russian planes have been continuously attacking Georgian towns outside the conflict zone.”
Saakashvili said his five million-strong nation, with its comparably small army, has no chance of defeating the might of Russia. That is why he has called on the outside world to step in and halt what he called Moscow’s blunt aggression.