#Commentary of Denis Pushilin on occasion of tenth anniversary of tragedy in Tskhinvali

Exactly 10 years ago, on the night of August 7-8, according to Saakashvili’s criminal order, Georgian troops launched massive artillery shelling of Tskhinvali and positions of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.

The cause of the tragedy was the political adventurism of the Georgian authorities, pushed to the conflict by the US and their allies. And the final confirmation of the madness of the Georgian president’s team was an offensive military operation against Tskhinvali, which is certainly a crime.

The Donbass people, like no one else, are sympathetic to the Ossetian people, because such ordeals fell on our lot back in 2014. Together with our Ossetian brothers, we mourn for the innocent victims to which the Georgian aggression led, and we express our support to the people of the Republic of South Ossetia.

Denis Pushilin, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Permanent Representative of the DPR to the negotiations of the Contact Group in Minsk

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