Russia is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians during an armed conflict in August 2008, said the Georgian side during the hearing in the ECHR. Russia rejected the accusations.Tbilisi called Moscow is responsible for the death of hundreds of civilians during the Russian-Georgian military conflict of 2008. “Russia was far from being able to act as neutral parties to the conflict”, – said the lawyer, Ben Emmerson, who represented Georgia at the oral hearing in the Grand chamber of the European court of human rights (ECtHR) held on Wednesday, may 23.
Georgia claims that Russian troops and South Ossetian authorities, with the support of the Russian Federation attacked the civilians of Georgia. At the same time, representatives of Russia in the course of the hearings called baseless the allegations. “The Russian military was just protecting the civilian population of South Ossetia from attack by Georgian troops,” – said in the Ministry of justice.
850 dead on both sides
During this session the court heard the positions of both sides of the conflict. The court’s decision will be announced later.
According to international observers, during the hostilities in South Ossetia and Georgia in August 2008, both sides killed about 850 people – soldiers and civilians. Georgian human rights activists repeatedly sent to the ECHR claims against Russia relating to violation of human rights during the military conflict in the Caucasus in August 2008.
Russia went on another war crime
The government of the Russian Federation moved to the territory of the annexed Crimea about a million of its citizens.
This statement was made by Mustafa Dzhemilev, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people.
Mustafa Dzhemilev argues that Russian authorities are using in the Crimea forced change of the demographic composition that, according to the Geneva Convention of 1949, is a war crime.
According to various estimates, the occupied territory could bring from 850 thousand to 1 million Russian citizens.
“Russia is repeating the same strategy that was used during the first occupation during the reign of Catherine II. Then it was not possible to deport people, it was not railroad cars. They just created intolerable conditions for life of people, forcing them to migrate and, as a result, the Crimean Tartars in a short time became a national minority. And in 1944, was the deportation and genocide,” – said Dzhemilev.
Gerashchenko suggested to create a registry of dead, wounded and prisoners of war journalists
First Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko at the morning plenary session of the Parliament congratulated journalists on their professional holiday and urged the Executive authorities to create a single registry for victims, prisoners and the wounded media workers.
“I want to join on behalf of the Verkhovna Rada to the words of gratitude, first of all, military journalists, who are currently shooting the newest history of Ukraine, tragic, dramatic, and to encourage all Executive authorities to create a single register of injuries, death, seizures captured Ukrainian journalists,” – said Irina Gerashchenko.
In Lithuania faced armored cars of the United States: there are victims (photos)
In Prenjska district of Lithuania has faced four military armored vehicles USA Stryker. In the accident injured 13 U.S. military, reports Delfi with reference to the press service of the Lithuanian Armed forces on Thursday, June 7.
Danger to life of the wounded troops there. Injury to the lungs. They were taken to the Kaunas clinical hospital for precautionary checks.
The road Utena – Kaunas temporarily blocked, residents were asked to choose other routes. On the site of the incident are members of the Military police, the police and the paramedics.
It is noted that American soldiers participate in exercises of the sword, which take place in the Baltic States in June.