result of attacks by Georgian forces on Tskhinvali was the death of more than a thousand civilians in the city, said the Minister for Ethnic Affairs of North Ossetia, Teimuraz Kasaev.Together with the Ossetians were killed and ten Russian peacekeepers.The result of the attack by Georgian forces on Tskhinvali was the death of more than a thousand civilians in the city, said the Minister for Ethnic Affairs of North Ossetia, Teimuraz Kasaev.Together with the Ossetians were killed and ten Russian peacekeepers.
". According to our data, as a result of overnight shelling of Tskhinvali large number of victims As we reported in the Press and Information Committee of South Ossetia, according to preliminary data, the number of victims - more than a thousand" - quoted by RIA "Novosti" words Kasayeva.
In turn, Assistant Commander of Russian Land Forces, Colonel Igor Konashenkov said that about ten Russian peacekeepers were killed and another 30 were injured during the Georgia's attack on South Ossetia.
According to him, the Georgian soldiers finished off the wounded Russian peacekeepers and local residents in the occupied positions.
According to specified data, the number of victims amounted to 12 people among the Russian peacekeepers pass "Vesti.ru".Wounded peacekeepers lost about 150 people, the Ossetians and losses reach 1,400 people.
assault the capital of the unrecognized republic began on Friday night.Tskhinvali shelled with heavy weapons systems and rocket launchers "Grad".Then Georgian troops entered the city, resulting in a significant part was destroyed.
During the day Georgian tanks shot direct-fire positions of Russian peacekeepers and Georgian Air Force ground attack aircraft to put the missile and bomb strikes on targets peacekeepers.Only then approach Russian armored Georgian forces were driven out of Tskhinvali.By 18:30 Friday, Russian troops successfully suppressed the Georgian fire points of which was conducted bombardment of the city, with the help of artillery and tanks
Georgia from 9 August stops broadcasting of Russian TV channels, told RIA Novosti the head of the international media center in Tbilisi Giorgi Gabashvili.
"According to the decision of the Georgian government, broadcasting of Russian TV stations on the territory of Georgia will be suspended from tomorrow This decision is due to the fact that Russian TV channels are in connection with the events in South Ossetia disinformation broadcasts and deliberately misleading the public." - Gabashvili said.
Georgian troops on Friday night entered the territory of South Ossetia and shelled Tskhinvali.Much of the city is destroyed.South Ossetian authorities have reported mass civilian casualties.According to preliminary data, killed more than a thousand people.12 Russian peacekeepers were killed.