Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili compared Russia's actions in South Ossetia with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Georgian leader made the remarks during an interview to CNN.
In addition, Saakashvili noted that the appearance of Russian tanks on the territory of Ossetia resembles the situation in Czechoslovakia in 1968. Another comparison that used the Georgian president - Soviet invasion of Finland in 1939.
According to the Saakashvili, Russia has long prepared for an attack on Georgia and specifically chose the day of the Olympic Games in Beijing and the time when most American politicians on leave. Nevertheless, the question commentator CNN, whether Georgia and Russia at war, Saakashvili said that his country defends itself against Russian aggression.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Georgian military shot Russian peacekeepers and civilians in South Ossetia captured their positions. According pedstaviteley South Ossetia, the number of people killed during the shelling by Georgian artillery and air force Tskhinvali was about a thousand people.