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10 years passed, but the pain does not cease


Exactly 10 years ago the silence of the night South Ossetia was violated by a volley of artillery pieces. On the night of August 8, 2008, Georgian troops attacked the peaceful city of Tskhinval on the orders of then-President Mikhail Saakashvili.

As a result, hundreds of civilians, old people, children were killed, urban buildings and apartment buildings were destroyed and burnt. The first blow was taken by the Russian peacekeeping base, then the peacekeepers drove out the Georgian aggressor from the peaceful South Ossetian land.

Every year on the night of August 8, the entire South Ossetia freezes in a nationwide minute of silence. Together with the fraternal people, the Pridnestrovians are also mourning. Ten years later, in memory of the victims of the undeclared five-day war, a memorial service was held at the Moscow Memorial of Glory in the chapel of St. George. It was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council Galina Antyufeeva, heads of official representations of the republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Pridnestrovie, representatives of ministries and departments, townspeople.

Today in the course of the memorable event, the words of support for the peoples of Abkhazia and South Ossetia sounded.

The fighting continued until August 12 inclusive. By August 16, the presidents of Russia, Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia signed a peace plan. On August 26, Russia recognized the independence of both republics. Today, the main achievement in Ossetia is that children can sleep peacefully. There have been no shots or explosions in the republic for 10 years.