Ossetia 2008 war anniversary: From accusing Russia to admitting Georgia's attack


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Seven years ago today, Georgia attacked its then breakaway republic of South Ossetia with the aim of bringing it back under Tbilisi's control. Over night heavy artillery pounded the capital also targeting Russian peacekeepers in the area. Hundreds of civilians and over 70 peacekeepers were killed in the following days. RT LIVE /> Subscribe to RT! /> Like us on Facebook />Follow us on Twitter />Follow us on Instagram />Follow us on Google+ />Listen to us on Soundcloud: /> RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.



Ethan Michell
I absolutely hate what Ukraine has become. A vessel of the west.
Rodion Telyatnik
Russia doesn't start wars, She finishes them.
Dont Threaten Me
Oh Bush, you pile of vomit with your lies. What,? pentagon had no balls to confront Russia to save your puppet ally? You had troops stationed there, didn't need more body bags i guess.
gord oland
Mikheil Saakashvili is now a Ukrainian Governor of Odessa!
Unite Against Liberalism
The criminal Obama regime is doing the same thing in Ukraine.
Aryan Renaissance
the CIA was running so fast, they lost their passports on their way, lol
epsilon881
I love that Georgian lady, she absolutely melted Fox News that day :D
Sherezade 786
Thank you Russia for coming to the rescue of the innocent civilians of South Ossetia. May all those who lost their lives during the American supported Georgian attack on South Ossetia RIP. On the order of Zionist leader Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgian forces carried out a large-scale military attack against South Ossetia to capture the territory. 11,000 Georgian troops were used to massacre civilians and kill Russian peacekeepers who had been stationed in the region since 1993. American puppet Mikhail Saakashvili was led to believe that by attacking South Ossetia that the US and NATO would rush to his rescue in the event of a Russian counterattack. Saakashvili was sadly mistaken and this criminal murderer went on the run and surprise, surprise has landed a job in Kiev along with all the other Zionist terrorists in Ukraine under Victoria Zionist Nulands watch. Ukraine another country devastated and destabilised by America and NATO. I guess it's a good thing murderers like Petro Poroshenko and Mikhail Saakashvili and in the same place at the same time. When the people come to bring you both to justice for your crimes against humanity they will kill both you dogs with one stone! http://www.latimes.com/opinion/la-oew-tskhovrebova17-2008nov17-story.html https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/12/geor-d06.html?view=article_mobile 
Matchstick
true story: back when this was going on i was in my high school history class talk about this with my teacher and a few of my friends when a girl that was listening to are convo got up and asked "wait Russia invaded the US?" she thought it was the state of Georgia... that day I started fearing the day my generation gets into office...
Kaiser Reinhard von Lohengramm
Now that the American neocon puppet Saakashvili is gone, Russia and Georgia need to solve the whole South Ossetia-Abkhazia dispute and mend their relations, to stand united, both being targets of Western aggression. Georgia would gain nothing from further confrontation with Russia, but if it got closer economic ties with it, then its economy would improve. Not to mention that the Russian military can do a better job training and arming Georgian troops. Recently a poll showed that 31% of Georgians wanted to join the Eurasian Economic Union. Russia needs to improve relations with Georgia and make sure that the country can no longer be used by the West as a vassal state to be used as an attack on Russia.
MarcianoJRL
RUSSIA> nato
reg83ny
4:22 I remember that interview. What a discrace. Gotta go to break. You're telling the truth.
zwicky93
Check out the US military aid dollars given to Georgia prior to them starting the war
Günther Lehmann
Suckasswilly works for the regime in Kiev now.
Azerbaycan360pixel design
İ am supported George.Russia is fake country
conservativeautocrat
I will admit that I'm not a big fan of the russian government or Vladimir Putin,but it's completely ridiculous for the liberal media at the time to say that the Russians were the ones that started a war against the Georgian people. The thing is that most American people know that the U.S. government and the liberal media lies to them continuously still believe the lies that have or are being told them by the same very people who lie to them everyday.
ColdWarWarriors
There was a madman on he loose, Russia had to act.
Kratos Bagration
Wow, now i know how powerful Russian propaganda is.
Groundskeeper Willie
Yes, FoxNews had a melt down when that Ossetian girls admitted which side actually attacked.
jo phoenix
disinformation is rapid when occupied America's main stream media and Hollywood is owned by our oppressors. the fault lies in the citizens who chose to remain willfully ignorant!
tornike
Georgia attacked because it didn't have any other way. its villages very massively bombed , people dead, soldiers dead and Russian tanks already in Georgian territory. You are Russian media, spreading lie around the world.
Darth Vader
ofcourse its russias fault.. oh wait russia dont shell their own citizens ..
simba
Russias are silly because they are against Georgia, you appropriated Sochi region in 1921, you killed many Georgian in Abkhazian war, you occupied our territories and you claim Georgia is aggressor. 200 year we lived together, Stalin blossomed Russia but you are thankless. Russians chose being enemy of Georgia. you can have friends such as Ossetian and Apsuan. Georgia will never crumble, we'll return our territories. we don't hate Russia or Russian people, but unfortunately Russia hate us.
San
remember baltic states going apesht over news from georgia and preping for war with russia lol
Steevenoo
See how the zionist Mikheil Saakachvili cry and rage after this joke war of course this pig was support by the mafia from the west !!!
John Baldwin
Georgia had done this before during the post-collapse of the Soviet Union to cull and to destroy the will of the people of Abkhazia and South Ossetia seeking independence from Georgia that started a year long war that killed thousands and thousands more died due to famine and disease after the war 1992 - 1993... No one came to the aid of these 2 regions as there was no ability from the former Soviet Union military and most likely unable to come to the defense due to the instituted international policies... But when Georgia again attacked S. Ossetia; when they again stood up for independence thinking they can get away again this time Putin ensured a quick military solution during the 5 day war to defeat the Georgian terrorists - then Georgia cries wolf and presented themselves as the victim of Russian aggression - just another lie and the western world believed them but also there are those that knew the truth that it was of a Georgian aggression in the first place...The neocons knew this and taken upon themselves to push their agenda once again like during the Cold War. What did Georgia get out of their poorly executed and failed attacks - money and aid from the west...most of that money surely went into the pockets of corrupt officials and very little to take care of the needed rebuilding of infrastructures and the needs of Georgian people?!?
Homer Simpson
Make no mistake about it,it was George Bush that used Georgia to start attack.
killer14bee
Russian "peacekeepers"? Who buys any of this crap, anyway?
kOhnR
I remember how a brainwashed NEOCON I worked with, wanted to explain me that Russia is attacking Georgia because they want the oil there.  After I explained him that Georgia got no oil I understood that NATO MONKEYS think everyone is thinking like them.
AkiHimura
More like U.S aggression and propaganda must not go unanswered.
Георгий Лукин
When will the Tribunal for Saakashvili?
TectonicTsunami
if that had happened now Russia would've been slammed with even more sanctions, see how the US/NATO/EU axis policy has changed towards Russia in such a short time?
nikusha xarebava
Rusebis xalxi movtyan magati gamravleba sheveci magat kuboze mivajvi rusebis kuboze mivafsi eg teslebi miyolebuli putini
Kyle Towe
It's about damn time! However, it begs the question of why. Why is the truth coming out now? What changed that would make telling the truth beneficial now? Most curious. Slava Rossiya!
Revolutionary Socialist Media
Mikheil Saakashvili now wanted by his own country, but he fled to Ukraine were he serves the oligarchy of Poroshenko as gouverneur of Odessa. Saakashvili is now a Ukrainian citizen, a little reward for his loyalism from the corrupt anticommunist Kiev regime!
dakippins
This was when the real agenda of the west was exposed
Custer
Really wonder why theres so much shit going on at the edges of Russia.. Pretty sure it speaks for itself relative to whats happening in Ukraine.
DRevoltion
It's precious and fair, that Georgia finally found their way back to their ally of many years. At least there is still some sanity in some heads. The military alliance of the former corrupt governor with the corrupt NATO was just psychotical.
Buddy Floyd
You can thank our traitor, Senator John McCain for what happened in Georgia.
Crazt [FILTHYFRANK REUPLOADS]
for years there was big conflict between Georgia and Self-claimed republics south ossetia and Abkhazia plus russians were helping these republics. By August 1, 2008, Ossetian separatists began shelling Georgian villages, with a sporadic response from Georgian peacekeepers in the region.Georgian Army was sent to the South Ossetian conflict zone on 7 August. Georgians took control of most of Tskhinvali, a separatist stronghold, in hours. Georgia later stated it was also responding to Russia moving non-peacekeeping units into the country.Russia accused Georgia of "aggression against South Ossetia and launched a large-scale land, air and sea invasion of Georgia
Bakar Mushkudiani
georgia attack to russia :D:D:D ahahaha
Esteban Serra Gonzalez
Saakashvilli is a criminal Dog now Governour in Odessa!!! He is a Marionette of CIA!!!!
nikolo u
I AM FROM GEORGIA AND MY COUNTRY IS OCCUPIED BY RUSSIA!!
B 1
Killing each other please
JohnTheGreat7822
Georgia 2.0 in Ukraine please!~
gils lic
Russia had the 5 days to Georgia to the knees and the U.S. lead with more Slabada countries war for decades because we do not know how to conduct a war and Russia we are trained in case of war with Europe and the U.S. they have a great chance at least remember how the Crimea was conquered without a single shot and the U.S. meanwhile has sent his drone in Crimea as Russia caught it and landed at the airport, it only proves that they have the best air defense they also have a rearmament program until 2020 already submitted a bunch of new purses equipment that have no analogues in the world
Unity One Project
Well actually Georgia tried to stop people from taking their land Russia came and took part of Georgia away from them. Its fairly simple
krlitos
That was all justified, the world knows what happened in Georgia and how Sakasvilli started the aggression killing civilians and peacekeepers. Good job, cant believe its been 7 years, times flies my god.
Giorgi Gachiusa
Georgia was blamed to start that war because our stupid head of genshtab made a mistake when he said that he was going to revise constitutional borders of Georgia :)))) and that is the reason why Georgia was blamed in that war because of stupid mistake he made on a tv... in reality it was a protective war... even if Georgia did start a war and open the fire, Ossetian soldiers were invadingg Georgian villages for 5 days before the war had started they had even kidnapped Georgian civillians... Saakashvili did fail and made stupid mistakes but nobody can deny the fact that the war was still provocated by Russia to later recognize independence of Abkhazia and invented name "south ossetia" which is Samachablo in reality and has never been Ossetia until Communists gave it that name... Now in Eu this subject was going to be newly investigated but Russia as bully warned Georgian new government to calm their asses down or else get busted.... ehhh this is the fate of little countries sadly truth will not win here but strength...
Julian Silva
Hmmm, wasn't aware of the involvement of Saakashvili in Ukraine, that's a huge red flag. Fodder for conspiracy theories, whether justified or not.
ltmikepowell
So folks, if you think that you're a PATRIOT of your country that don't like the globalists/Zionists did to the world. You know who to ELIMINATE when the collapse of USD or World War 3 does begun.  Let the BLOODBATH begin.
chandima339
FOX news get hammered.
G.S.P.
CIA fail!
Кантемир Кантемиров
pidorasy vi pindosi
Antonio Lombardi
I would never cut you off but I'm going to cut you off
Meatym8
I've seen the eu report btw and they(RT) take the entire part about georgian operations out of context, how is georgia not allowed to defend her own territory..
nDelphi IsCool
U.N. says Russia went to far to protect itself. What a bunch of double-standards' U.S. Poodles all these western countries and organizations are. The U.S. would still be occupying South Ossetia til this day after having invaded it and over thrown its government over the attack.
Icicle Fledglings
The Griffin Clan will keep parroting Bush's story until the day their pathetic lives end hahaha.
Kosh 963
The so-called Georgian war was actually the war against the "General" population mass of Georgia that didn't support the western political and financial colonization of the country; Via, The Newly acquired western authority of Georgian Military an rid the country of opposition in the most heinous way possible...  Death by they're own military (Just like now in Ukraine).  The troops from the Russian Territory decisively ended that war in 5 days.   The World should honor those people; For without them, WW3 would of been around the right around the corner a longtime ago...
Abstract Russian
Stalin was Georgian. His real name is Joseph Dzhugashvili.
Guy
Georgians aren’t even a real people. Their lucky to even have a country. The country is stricken with poverty. It has the worlds lowest education as schools have been closed since soviet times. Georgia has fallen apart since it stole land from Russia and became independent. I guess it’s true what they say. You can shit in a Georgians mouth and he will spend hours trying to figure out if it’s chocolate or truffle.
Redsand
''peace keepers'' XD
Peter Griffin
Yep Russia's illegal invasion of Georgia...
Monsignor
Why doesn't RT ever talk about the Chechen war?
Megálos Epitychia
Russia will prevail.
Liberty Prime
So, Georgia wanted to be free from Russia, so they attacked Russia, and then the media from EVERYWHERE swoops in...Jeez, this whole situation is giving me a headache..
Кот Доступа
meanwhile another american school kid goes on a killing spree
BoxyTheSpaceDog
Russian Victory!URA! Nato dogs could only bark.
darpa222
Yea, the gorgian aggressors got there arse kicked
Unknown Human
Shame on all those responsible for these unnecessary wars and conflicts, who can't even see such huge loss of human lives and celebrate their victories sitting inside their luxury homes by making divisions among people and then ignore all that misery these poor and innocent civilians have to go through in future.
nika gelenava
georgan people newer atack everyone newer
Debunker de hoaxs
Putin does like Hitler. he first attacks first little countrry and when he ses that there is no reaction, he attacks a bigger country
ants kilu
later came out that  young lady and her mother never left USA soil.  fox news coperated with russian propaganda machine .
Mark
Another war orchestrated by Putin.
George Chugunadze
Russia attacked Georgia. Stop fabricating the news.
Tommy Cease
Poor innocent Russia
MaTaDoR 93
2008 << Russia aggressor bla bla >> citizans said <> 2014 and 2015 << Russia aggressor bla bla >> citizans said <> Thanks to them.
elene kapko
it's too funny. kind russians saved georgian people.😂 ummm there is something called history book.why no one ever learns lessons, that russians made so many conracts over and over again with lots of countries like we won't attack them or some things like this, but they always lied. in 1783 georgia had an enemy as iran, at that time king was erekle II. he signed a " friendly contract " known as Treaty of georgievsk. Russians promised that they would protect georgia from iran, but georgians had to fight with russian soldiers if someone was going to attack russia. soon in 1795 there was war of krtsanisi , russian soldiers did nothing for georgia. soon in 1804 russia started war with persia which lasted till 1813. By the treaty of Gulistan eastern georgia belonged to Russia . Before russo-persian war happened eastern georgia belonged to russia. After war WHOLE georgia belonged to russians. I can't blame russians for this because georgian kings knew something like this would happen, but they choose to be "friend" with christian russia than with islamic iran. So i don't even know why i wrote this but i want to say that south ossethians had conflict with georgia, Russia thought it was a big chance to start war with georgia. South ossethian people thought that russia would help them, but what happened?? Russia lied AGAIN . didn't you see how many people died? i'm not saying that russian people are bad, people are kind( i know lot of russians, they are kind and friendly ) it's just government that makes russia and russian people look really bad. i don't know if its true but i heard that in the war of abkazia women kids and elders wanted to escape the war zone with a helicopter but russians bombed it. Don't judge me i said i don't know if it's TRUE.
Jose Lopes
E isso ser otario demais galinha que acompanha pato morre afogada
Tamar. Kuchuashvili
You are wrong, how Georgia could attack its own territory is Osethia? Russians started the war in 2008.Russian journalists began arriving in Tskhinvali on 2 August to cover a war that had not yet begun. Some Russian regular troops entered South Ossetia before the Georgian military operation against Tskhinvali began on 7 August.
ZAP showing
no surprise though. Russia wants to restore his old empire
Patriot 96
WTF!
Yarrski
We should have done to the Nazi junta in Kiev what we did with Saakashvili in 2008.
Crazt [FILTHYFRANK REUPLOADS]
what really happened is that Saakashvili took bait and russia occupied Georgia . ossetians started conflict with killing georgian peacekeeper troops, in response Georgians sniped few soldiers. after that ossetians started shelling towns and villages causing peaceful people to die. saakashvili was trying to be peaceful because whole world was telling him that it was bait even american diplomat who was always calm was raging and shouting at him to not take bait, but beacause of his temperament he started war and took so called ossetian nations main capital (tskhinvali) saying that georgians didnt tolerate ossetians actions. when he was taking it russians already had their army moving towards tskhinvali through the roki tunnel we lost that war and withdrew. putin then started occuping places that didnt even belong to ossetia at the same time abkhazians started war taking kodori valley with help of russian army.this is the strategy that russia has been using since soviet union divide and conquer. today 100% of ossetian population wants to join russia.the same thing happened in georgian ancient place tao(it is todays turkey) it was place where our countrys dynasty was from. they choosed to be with ottoman empire and today noone gives fuck about them and that place it is considered as turkey. and p.s if you listen to RT you are really dumbass even russians say its propaganda
Linkin Pаrk
Wait wait wait... Americans think they can beat Russia??? THE WHOLE NATO COULDNT STOP THEN, AMERICA WONT DO MUCH BETTER!!! Russia has China, India, south Africa, BRAZIL!!! What does America have? more enemy's then ally's in the middle east! They armed Isis and now they are depending on Russia to bomb Isis cause they don't have the balls to STAND UP AND DEFEAT ISIS!!!! They are so full of themselves and they even begged Russia to attack isis cauer if THEY attacked Isis, america wouldn't be as "peaceful" would it?
Петро банджо
The whole truth is written. Only here the sediment is not pleasant. Kindles strife and enmity towards the Georgian people. Due to a handful of dibils and corrupt bastards led by Saakashvili, this massacre took place. The Georgian military carried out the order. That's why they are military. If the Russian military does not follow orders, what are they waiting for? ... The Tribunal. So in 2008 it was the same. But orders are criminal. What's in ours, what's in the other armies. This is terrible. I assure all who read this. In Georgia they treat Russians very well. And they condemn the actions of the then leadership of Georgia.
nobody last
ossetians start this war not georgia ossetian separators attack to georgiabCivilians then georgian army attack ossetian troops not Civilians osetian separatist troops who wanted to take georgians territory and make it part of osetia. then russian start attack to whole georgia if whole world not support us today georgia cood be colony of russia.georgia is not agressor it is russias method. you are liers but everyone knows who is right theth why WORLD SUPPORT US-georgians AND UKRAINIANS. russia JUST WANT TO REBUILD HIS EMPIRE!
nobody last
ossetians start this war not georgia ossetian separators attack to georgiabCivilians then georgian army attack ossetian troops not Civilians osetian separatist troops who wanted to take georgians territory and make it part of osetia. then russian start attack to whole georgia if whole world not support us today georgia cood be colony of russia.georgia is not agressor it is russias method. you are liers but everyone knows who is right theth why WORLD SUPPORT US-georgians AND UKRAINIANS. russia JUST WANT TO REBUILD HIS EMPIRE!
DerDitchwater
Noone is denying, nor did they ever deny that the Georgian government did launch the first full scale attack of the war, but, and it is a big but. This whole video conveniently forgets the week-long artillery shelling of civilian and peacekeeper targets undertaken by the russian backed rebels, and the numerous attempt at a cease fire from the Georgian government preceeding the conflict. In the end the Georgian government had to do SOMETHING to calm the unstable situation in Ossetia when it became clear that russia had no intention of trying to help calm things down. Their intentions seemed to all the world quite the opposite, that they had probably given the go-ahead to the ossetian rebels to start lighting fires again, so that they in turn could claim the right to defence to expand the conflict when the Georgian government eventually reacted.
Florin
That was only usa foult, russia dosent nave nothing to do with this, there was american undercover, with russian flags tanks Air planes, russia never attack others, they won peace trophy
dunker 27
so many brainwashed people Jesus. its pretty simple. russia is trying to invade and get full control on georgia for senturies so is using every method to do it using his pupets like abkasia "south ossetia" countries witch never existed and never will and brainwashing lot of people with propaganda to justify their actions. it actually hurts to see sow many people belive its all Georgia s fault
FreshPrincce
What a ubelievable crap is this.. Hey RT why don't you add the info of Russia bomb shelling Georgian villages in so called "South Ossetia'' weeks even months prior to the war? Oh wait ofcourse you won't because you want to make everybody believe that Georgia started this. Georgia had it's reasons for shooting back. Foreign minister Steinmeier of Germany said that there was going to be a war Russia would not stop provocating unti Georgia would react. PS Leave the Caucasus alone it has only seen death and destruction from suka Russia and ''South Ossetia'' is not a country.
MV Green
Fuck sakashvili
mixeil meore
დისლაიქები დაუწერეთ ამ ბოზ ტელეარხს
ISJST
USA thought that letting georgia Invade while the Olympics was going on in China would Not force Russia to act. Guess they thought WRONG.
FreeMyManChapo
I remember seeing an old vid on my local tv station here in Georgia (U.S) a study showed war made billions. I’m not sure if this is related but the US runs wars like businesses 👀. Which is why we have such a massive arsenal. But even so I’ve seen Russian military too. I’m not picking sides. Honestly. I know there would be massive causalities. On both ides. Maybe similar to Iraq bombings on both sides.
Lon W.
The Russians do have the right to worry about their territorial sovereignty.
Randall Stewart
The US military and civilian intelligence agencies knew Georgia started the fighting - by 9 August. Unfortunately, US politicians (including the office of the President) ignored these findings by their own experts and were only concerned with supporting their pro-Georgian lobbyists. I was there - in the middle of these briefings to senior US Government officials - and I know what occurred. I was ashamed of my Government and very frustrated that politics were placed ahead of truth.
Zaza Mzhavanade
Russians military come in to teritoty of georgia earlier and not aug 8,they were Ready to war with georgia. its not true , Georgia not attacked,when Russians military come in to teritoty of georgia ,they bombing georgians villages than georgian army must answered there attack. i live in tbilisi and know What happened.
BabYweGo
here is film of this war ----------- 5 days of war-------- all watch pls