Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits North Ossetia, where he met with refugees from Tskhinvali and called Georgia's actions "a clear crime against the civilian population of the peace».
"People are in a difficult life situation, it is mostly women, the elderly, children. They had seen enough there are many tragedies, it is now easy, - said Putin. - These episodes, which they told us already go far beyond the understanding of the conduct of hostilities ».
As it became known from the refugees in the area Znauri Georgians were burnt alive in a house a few girls. "We saw how a tank rode on the old woman, runs away with her two children. Did you see how polutoragodovalogo stabbed the child "- told the refugees to Putin.
The Prime Minister described the situation as "genocide of the Ossetian people" and asked to document these incidents, "the more so that the general population of South Ossetia - are citizens of Russia».
"A few hours ago we contacted South Ossetia, people can not go out for several days already, there is not even water, the water had to be brought in armored vehicles, - he said. - This is what is called a humanitarian catastrophe in the literal sense of the word ».
In turn, Dmitry Medvedev said that "the prosecutor's office should deal with all these cases" until the criminal responsibility of specific individuals responsible for the incident.
Putin also said that the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali and neighboring villages destroyed "nearly all". "Now we have to understand the scale of destruction. It is already clear that it is a huge ", - Putin said.
He recalled that Russia has played and will always play a stabilizing role in the Caucasus region, has been the guarantor of security, cooperation and progress. At the same time Russia is not going to "impose anything on anyone," said the Russian prime minister, "will strive for a just, peaceful resolution of all conflicts inherited from the past».
Meanwhile, according to RIA "News", from 2 to 9 August the border with Russia from South Ossetia moved 34 thousand refugees. Reporting to the president about his meetings with the refugees, Putin stressed that as a result of Georgia's aggression against South Ossetia, "dozens of people killed and hundreds wounded." "The fire was underway and heavy weapons, including a peaceful civilian objects, on residential neighborhoods, in schools, in kindergartens," - said Prime.
He promised only to the needs of the refugees from South Ossetia to North Ossetia will be additionally allocated 500 million rubles. The head of North Ossetia, Teimuraz Mamsurov and the republic's leadership has already prepared a proposal for the necessary additional amount of funds for the reception of refugees from South Ossetia.
In addition, about 10 billion rubles will be allocated for the reconstruction of housing in South Ossetia, Putin said. "In Tskhinvali, many towns tremendous destruction, we understand the situation in which there were people, they have lost all their possessions, homes. We have these people in trouble will not leave, we will not abandon them "- he said.
Recall that there was a humanitarian disaster in South Ossetia after the night of August 8, Georgian troops fired from multiple rocket launchers "Grad" the city of Tskhinvali, which was destroyed. The South Ossetian authorities have reported two thousand dead. 12 killed as Russian peacekeepers, more than 150 injured.