When everyone’s talking about Olympics, Russia goes to war. 1,400 people dead.
Georgia: Russia has invaded and we are under attack
Russia sent troops and tanks into the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia today as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin declared “the war has started”.
1,400 reported dead. Georgia to withdraw troops from Iraq for use in South Ossetia.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “War started today in South Ossetia when Georgia attacked Russian peacekeepers in the disputed region.”
Georgian President Mikhail Saakasvili told CNN: “Russia is fighting a war with us in our own territory.
Witnesses claim Tskhinvali is devastated. “I saw bodies lying on the streets, around ruined buildings, in cars,” said one.
“It’s impossible to count them now. There is hardly a single building left undamaged.”
The Georgian government said it will try to protect Russian peacekeepers who are in the disputed region. However Russia claims 10 Russian peacekeepers have already been killed. (Source: Belfast Telegraph)