Russia Vs. Georgia! Help asap!?
I'm doing a debate in my law class and I am on Russia's side. I don't have time to explain the full conflict between them, so if you already know something about this then it would be VERY helpful if you provided websites/books/magazines/ articles/ or your own knowledge.
I know that the Georgian President is sort of rash and volatile. Is there any past invasions, or instances in which Georgia was in the wrong to invade... ?
BASICALLY I NEED points proving that
A) Russa was not in the wrong to engage in conflict with Georgia
B) Is there an International Law violation?
I'm arguing the perspective of Russia. So please help :)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Mikhail Saakashvili ordered and launched the invasion, killed innocent civilians, and then started whining after the Russian Army retaliated and rolled over his troops and he realized the U.S. wasn't coming to his aid.
Saakashvili is just another stooge of the West and is being used by NATO to tighten the noose around Russia and turn the post-Soviet republics against each other.
The United States has been providing military and technical support
to independent Georgia for almost 15 years. During this period, the
overall amount of annual aid from Washington has increased by more
than several hundred times, and reached its peak in the financial
year till 2006.
It has meant that Georgia's army was well prepared for an attack on
South Ossetia. RUSSIA TODAY's chronology of the preparation by the Georgian armed forces for the war is listed below.
1994: Georgia received $63,000 under the programme of the
International Military Education and Training (IMET).
1995: Georgia received $85,000 under IMET.
1996: Georgia received $302,000 under IMET. It purchased American
military equipment for $66.000. Total: $368,000.
1997: Georgia received $312,000 under IMET. It purchased American
military equipment for $66,000. It received $700,000 under the
programme of the Foreign Military Financing (FMF). Total:
1998: Georgia received $416,000 under IMET. It received $5,350,000
under EMF. Total: $5,766,000.
1999: Georgia received $394,000 under IMET. It received $7,950,000
under FMF. It purchased American arms for $19,000. It received
$9,227,040 under the programme of Additional Defense Expenses (ADE).
2000: Georgia received $409,000 under IMET. It received $3,000,000
under FMF. It purchased American arms for $3,949,000. It received
$575,000 under ADE. Total: $7,933,000.
2001: Georgia received $481,000 under IMET. It received $4,490,000
under FMF. It purchased American arms for $5,171,000. It received
$575,000 under ADE. Total: $10,717,000.
2002: Georgia received $889,000 under IMET. It received $55,500,000
under FMF. It purchased American arms for $3,647,000. Total:
29th April 2002: Pentagon announced the beginning of the Programme
of Preparation and Equipment for Georgia (PPEG). The programme was implemented upon Georgia's request for assistance in order to
enhance its abilities to fight against terrorism, in the Pankisi
Gorge in particular. The program was planned for 18-20 months. It
included special seminars and training as well as supplies of light
armaments and other military equipment for the Georgian army. Total
budget of the programme was $64,000,000. Also, at least 150 American military experts were sent to Georgia. The Programme of Border Security and Law enforcement, with a budget of $3,200,000, was implemented at the same time.
2003: Georgia received $1,184,000 under IMET. It received $6,900,000
under FMF. It purchased American arms for $9,825,000. It received
$4,525,054 under ADE. Total: $22,434,054.
2004: Georgia received $1,040,000 under IMET. It received
$12,000,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $7,405,000. It
received $2,786,257 under ADE. Total: $23,231,257.
April 2004: Programme of Preparation and Equipment for Georgia was
formally completed. The programme of operation for stabilisation and
reinforcement began. It was formally intended for the preparation of
Georgian armed forces to be sent to Iraq. The first stage of the
program was planned for 18-20 months with a budget of approximately
2005: Georgia received $1,413,000 under IMET. It received
$11,904,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $32,044,000.
2006: Georgia received $1,275,000 under IMET. It received
$11,880,000 under FMF. It purchased American for $106,714,000.
2007: Georgia received $1,235,000 under IMET. It received
$10,000,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $10,876,000.
September 2007: Beginning of the second stage of the programme of
operation for stabilisation and reinforcement.
2008: $800,000 was allocated to Georgia under IMET. $10,000,000 was allocated under FMF. $9,319,000 was allocated for purchase of
American arms. Total: $20,119,000.
- DmitryLv 61 decade ago
"Georgia fired first shot, say UK monitors"
The BBC has discovered evidence that Georgia may have committed war crimes in its breakaway region of South Ossetia in August.
A short summary
07.08.08 Night - Georgia starts mass artillery and MRLS strikes on Tshinval
08.08.08 Morning- Georgian troops enter town. Direct tank and gun fire against russian peacekeepers. 11 dead, about 20 wounded.
Civilian casualities estimated at 1000-1500. A family burnt alive in the house etc.
Impossible to move wounded to the hospital due to the heavy georgian fire.
08.08.08 Morning - Unrest in Russia. People demand rescue operation.
08.08.08 Day - Russian armored venichles move into South Osetia
08.08.08 Day - Russian forces take positions near Tshinval
08.08.08 Day - Airstrikes on georgian airstrips.
08.08.08 Day - Airstrikes on ammo depot in Gori. Depot is burning, shells exploding.
08.08.08 Day- Convoy with wounded under georgian mortar fire on the road from Tshinvali. Luckily they made out.
09.08.08 Day - Several attempts from georgians to enter Tshivali. All unsuccessful, some georgian armor destroyed.
09.08.08 Day - Some journalists wounded by georgian ambush. Currently in Vladikavkaz no threat for their lives.
09.08.08 Day - Two russian aircraft down. Supposedly S-200, taken down later during day. Flights resume in the evening.
09.08.08 Day - Artillery duel between russians and georgians. Georgians use MRLS to hit Tshinvali.
I am ready to answer and other your questions.
firstname.lastname@example.orgSource(s): I was born in North Ossetia.
- FishlessLv 61 decade ago
Many well informed people already knew it was Georgia (with the approval from the U.S. and NATO), invaded South Ossetia. Killed 2,000 South Ossetia overnight in their sleep with heavy artillery. Russians were defending South Ossetia.
Only fools who couldn't see all the holes in the lies of mass media still think "Russia invaded Georgia".