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Two seperate wars, Russia and Georgia both violated laws of war

Why did the EU report on the war last August in Georgia fail to bring resolution to the conflict? Both Russia and Georgia used the same set of facts to point the finger at each other. Russia blames Georgia for starting the war, and Georgia blames Russia for setting the stage for unrest in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

The Report found that Georgia escalated a low-level conflict between its army and militias in the two break-away republics into a civil war, and Georgia violated the laws of war in its attack against Tskhinvali.

When it entered the fight, the report says, Russia violated the laws of war by escalating the situation into an international armed conflict without a UN resolution and not in self defense.

Read more at Radio Free Europe.


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