15 years have passed since the August 5-day war. In the August 2008 Russia-Georgia war, 170 employees of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia, 14 employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and 224 civilians were killed. The total number of wounded and injured civilian and military persons amounted 2,232, among them, 1,045 persons were military personnel.
Today, 20% of Georgia’s territories are still occupied by Russia. The Russian Federation continues to occupy and militarize the regions of Georgia – Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region, regularly conducts illegal military exercises on the territory of the country, intensively strengthens the occupation line with barbed wire and various artificial barriers, continues the practice of illegal detention and kidnapping of the local civilian population.
After the August war, Russia recognized the independence of two regions of Georgia – Abkhazia and “South Ossetia”, but the international community remains a supporter of Georgia’s territorial integrity.