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    15th Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Georgia in 2008 – Unraveling the Conflict

    On the night of August 7-8, 2008 Russia invaded Georgia. The conflict erupted when Georgia tried to restore control over the rebellious pro-Russian republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The separatists were backed militarily by Moscow, arguing that they were defending the Russian population. A few days later, Polish President Kaczyński uttered prophetic words at a rally in Tbilisi.

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