new investigation of 2008 war

Georgia preparing second investigation into the 2008 war

By | May 14th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A group of eight persons will study crimes commited during and after the Russia-Georgia war in August, 2008. Following a decision by Chief Prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili, representatives of three bodies will sit in the investigative group and study […]

Ugulava calls investigation ‘betrayal’

By | April 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava has threatened that any investigator involved in the planned new investigation of the 2008 Georgia-Russia war will be participating in ‘betrayal’ and will be ‘punished’ when the right time comes. The government of […]

Hammarberg: Investigation will not ask who started ’08 war

By | April 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Thomas Hammarberg, the EU’s special representative to Georgia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Thomas Hammarberg, the EU’s Special Representative in Georgia, says both sides of in the Russia-Georgia war in August 2008 made mistakes and it is good if it will be investigated. Finishing off a visit, Hammarberg said at a press conference Sunday […]

Controversy continues over 2008 war inquest

By | April 14th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Ivanishvili government’s decision to launch a new investigation into the Russia-Georgia war in August 2008 is receiving a lot of criticism from opponents and former government officials, who claim that the decision is ‘anti-state’ and will […]

Saakashvili refuses to cooperate with 2008 war inquest

By | April 12th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Georgia’s president Mikheil Saakashvili and Poland’s president Bronisław Komorowski in Warsaw Friday. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili says he doesn’t plan to cooperate with a new investigation of the Russia-Georgia war in August, 2008. “I, as president, distance myself completely from the statement by the prime minister that it was a fault […]

Ivanishvili defends new inquest into 2008 war

By | April 11th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has defended an initiative to investigate what happened during the war in 2008 between Russia and Georgia. The small Caucasus nation fought a brief war against Russia in August that year, and as Russia […]

Georgia to study mistakes made in 2008 war

By | April 10th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The evaluation will not touch on the question of whether Russia started the war, which Defense Minister Irakli Alasania says is proven by the facts. (Info9.) TBILISI, DFWatch–In the next few days, Georgia will begin an evaluation of its own military actions during the war with Russia in August, 2008. Georgian military experts who have studied the August war have for a long time said it is necessary to have an official […]