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The court in The Hague intends to investigate crimes during the Russian-Georgian War

on Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:13 pm
The International Criminal Court in The Hague said that his plans to the public prosecutor to investigate possible war crimes or crimes against humanity committed during the Georgian-Russian military conflict in 2008.

According to the statement of the court, the prosecutor Fatou Densuda concluded that during the five-day war could have committed such a crime.

The proposal still must be approved by the prosecutor of the ICC judges. The investigation will focus on possible crimes from both sides of the conflict in 2008, according to Radio "Liberty".

The court in The Hague is already considering whether to open an international investigation of the crimes committed in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants fighting the Ukrainian government forces from April 2014.

Recall that in the night of 7 to 8 August 2008 Russian military into Georgia after Tbilisi's attempts to regain control over the breakaway republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. As a result of the 5-day war, Russia recognized the independence of two Georgian regions - Abkhazia and South Ossetia and has introduced more troops and weapons on its military bases in the territories. All the nations of the world - except Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru - recognize these regions of Georgia, occupied by Russia.

According to official data of the Georgian authorities, as a result of the events of 2008, killing more than 400 people, more than two thousand were wounded. In Russian
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