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As the noise from shooting and shelling die down in the conflict zone, the sound is replaced by crying from desperate victims. Following Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia, it’s now hard to find a citizen who hasn’t lost a relative in the conflict.
Kosovo raises Georgian breakaway republics’ hopes
Tension between Georgia and its breakaway republics rose dramatically in the early 1990s, when Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence, though it has never been recognised. But earlier this year the two republics’ bid for independence got a second wind – with Kosovo’s break from Serbia being the main catalyst.
No more fighting, but victims’ misery continues
The fighting may have come to an end in South Ossetia, but the suffering and grief of the victims of the conflict is far from over. Almost every family lost a relative in the Georgian attacks on the unrecognised republic.
Russian is not aggressor – US politician
While US presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, condemn Russia’s actions during Georgia’s offensive on South Ossetia, there are others on the campaign trail who take a different stance on the conflict.
Stability rests on deciding Abkhazia, South Ossetia status
The discussion about the security problem in the Caucasus is impossible without considering the status of the self-proclaimed republics, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.