The Georgian-Abkhaz conflict a year later (33 photos)

Let us recall the events in South Ossetia and Abkhazia a year ago.

In late April over Abkhazia have been shot down an unmanned reconnaissance plane, illegally flown from the territory of Georgia. According to the Defense Ministry of the unrecognized republic, the aircraft was shot down in the morning on April 20 settlement Gagida Ochamchira district.

This incident caused a serious international scandal. Georgia accused Russia that its air force shot down the plane, as well as the need to consider this case in the UN Security Council. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council did not come to a consensus on the situation in Abkhazia.





1) Battalion of the Russian army passed through the Caucasus Mountains in the vicinity of the South Ossetian village of Jaba in the direction of the conflict August 9, 2008 President Saakashvili declares martial law. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov / AFP




2) July 8 South Ossetian authorities arrested four Georgian soldiers in Tskhinvali. Later, the soldiers were released. Photo: Kazbek Basayev / AFP / Getty Images




3) Coldat Georgian peacekeepers and police shows traces of shells fired from the South Ossetian side in the Georgian village of Nikozi on 5th August 2008. Photo: Georgy Abdaladze, AP Photo




4) The girl, a refugee from South Ossetia, sitting on the bed in Vladikavkaz, 4th August 2008. Photo: Kazbek Basayev, AFP




5) A group of military rosiyskih on the way to the conflict zone is located next to a herd of cows in the village of Jaba yugoosetinsom 9th August 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP



6) The Russian military on the way to the conflict zone. South Ossetia, 9th August 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP



7) Georgian soldiers in Gori. 9th August 2008. Earlier, as reported by the Georgian public television, Russian planes struck air strikes on Gori, killing civilians. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP



8) Russian plane causes air strikes on Georgian positions in Tskhinvali, 8th August 2008. Photo: Vano Slimes, Getty Images



9) Russian military helicopter flies over the road connecting Tskhinvali and Gori, 10th August 2008. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP



10) Unidentified aircraft causes air strikes on the city of Gori. 8th August 2008. Photo: Georgy Abdaladze, AP Photo



11) A wounded Georgian woman in Gori after Russian air strikes aviatstonnymi forces. According to the photographer, then helped the woman to go to a safe place its neighbors. Photo: Georgy Abdaladze, AP Photo



12) Georgian soldiers pass by the Russian military forces destroyed the city of Gori on 9th August 2008. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP



13) Shelling Georgian troops yugoosteinskoy side. 8th August 2008. Photo: Vano Slimes, Getty Images



14) A man with a wounded child in the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali, 9th August 2008. Photo: Musa Sadulayev, AP photo



15) The evacuation of residents of the Georgian village not far from Tskhinvali. 8th August 2008. Photo: Georgy Abdaladze, AP Photo



16) Residents Dzuarikau throw the Russian military to move into a place of conflict, cigarettes and water. 9th August 2008. Photo: Kazbek Basayev / AFP / Getty Images



17) The president of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoity, stands next to the Russian tanks in the South Ossetian town of Java, 9th August 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP



18) A man looks at the unknown people killed, fought on the South Ossetian side in the town of Java. 9th August 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP



19) South Ossetian soldier climbs into an APC, August 10, 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP



20) Dr. near the wounded man in the basement of the destroyed hospital in Tskhinvali. 10th August 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP



21) People hold candles during a protest outside the Georgian embassy in Moscow. Photo: Sergei Karpukhin, Reuters



22) The machine passes through the burning forest near the Georgian town of Gori. 10th August 2008. Photo: Sergei Grits, AP photo



23) selected from the Georgian resident of the conflict zone, the 10th of August 2008 Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff, AFP



24) Russian military forces strike in Ardon Gorge (Russia) on the border with Georgia. 9th August 2008 Photo: Musa Sadulayev, AP photo



25) Killed Georgian soldiers in the streets on the outskirts of Tskhinvali. 10th August 2008. Photo: Dmitry Kostyukov, AFP



26) Georgian policemen help wounded soldier in Gori, 8th August 2008. Photo: Vano Slimes, Getty Images



27) Russian military aircraft landed at the airport in Sukhumi, Abkhazia. 10th August 2008. Photo: Vladimir Popov, AP photo



28) The guards escort of President Saakashvili in Gori on August 11, 2008. Photo: Sergei Grits, AP photo



29) Georgian woman cries in Gori, 80 km. from Tbilisi, August 11, 2008. Photo: Gleb Garanich, Reuters

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