Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Vladimir Putin: “Russia to reamin open market economy. Russia will not impose restriction on cross-border capital, currency movements”
  • Air strikes by Iraqi government forces have caused “significiant civilian deaths and injuries” – UN
  • Ukrainian World Bank Chief representative sees ukrainian economy shrinking by 8% in 2014 versus previous outlook of 5% contraction
  • Militants take control of most of western Iraqi town of Hit – Security Sources and medics in Reuters

Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev has visited Tskhinvali, the capital of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the five day war between Russia and Georgia.

Medvedev was president in 2008 and sent the Russian army into the region after Georgian President Mikheil Saakashivili tried to reassert control over the Moscow backed region.

Current Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed that Russia had laid contingency plans for such a conflict and even trained militiamen in the region.

The comments led Georgia to accuse the Kremlin of starting the conflict.

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashivili took part in ceremonies in Gori and Tbilisi.

The move to send Russian troops to Georgia drew international condemnation, especially from the US, which openly backed Tbilisi’s pro-Western policies.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: