Russia Invades Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia today Russia invaded the small caucus state of Georgia. Tanks have rolled in and aerial bombing of the region of South Ossetia has begun.

Russian tanks rolling into Georgia

Russian tanks rolling into Georgia

South Ossetia is a Georgian province which has been claimed by Russia as their own. Recent violence in the region has prompted the Georgian military to crack down on the rebels and Russia responded in kind. Believing that this was their land the Russians moved to “defend” their land.

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said “Georgia will not yield its territory or renounce its freedom.”

Shota Utiashvili, a spokesman for the Georgian Ministry of the Interior said “Around 10 a.m. Friday, Georgia said Russian military aircraft violated Georgian airspace and dropped two bombs on Kareli, a part of Georgia that is about 50 miles northwest of the capital, Tblisi, and is not in the conflict zone”

Mikhail Saakashvili told CNN “Russia is fighting a war with us in our own territory.” He conintued to talk about the invasion saying “This is a clear intrusion on another country’s territory.”

“We have Russian tanks on our territory, jets on our territory in broad daylight,” Reuters new agency quoted him as saying.

“I must also tell you that Georgian forces have downed two Russian jet fighters over Georgia’s territory.”

The Russians have said they are sending in troops to reinforce their peace keepers in the region. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is promising to defend Russian citizens in South Ossetia.

“I must protect the life and dignity of Russian citizens wherever they are,” Russian based news agency Interfax quoted him as saying. “We will not allow their deaths to go unpunished. Those responsible will receive a deserved punishment.”

Buring Georgian Armored Vehicle

Buring Georgian Armored Vehicle

Georgia has been on Russia’s bad side especially since Georgia is on it’s way to join NATO which is seen as a threat to the Russians.

Do you think this troop movement is justified? Should we answer Georgia’s call and defend our close friend and ally?

Stay posted for further updates.

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4 Comments on “Russia Invades Georgia”

  1. ritvars Says:

    Any troop movement in interest of the Great Russian Imperialism is justified, You petty pindos.

  2. Nicholas Alan Clayton Says:

    If you look at any credible news reports in the American, European and Russian media they will tell you the hostilities were initiated by Georgia. They attacked the capital of their break-away province South Ossetia, in the process killing 10 Russian peacekeepers, wounding 30 and capturing others. Russia had already stated they would not stand aside if Georgia were to attack South Ossetia and Russia is keeping it’s word.

  3. shamilrodriguez Says:

    Can we not forget that in the end Russia invaded sovereign Georgia territory?

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