30 September, 2009, 15:35
Georgia is responsible for unleashing the Five-Day War in the Caucasus last August, says an investigative report carried out by the EU.
An international commission of more than 30 military specialists headed by Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini has concluded that it was Georgia who fired the first shot, Itar-Tass reports, with reference to a high-ranking diplomatic source.
The report also says that Russia was preparing for a possible conflict. Russia’s actions have been qualified as a response to the Georgian military operation.
At the same time the commission says that Russia used excessive force, which led to the conflict spreading outside South Ossetia to Georgia.
The diplomat also confirmed that the commission “is satisfied with the level of cooperation with all the sides involved in the conflict.”
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