Skip to comments.Report from Tbilisi - Fleeing Russian brutality, Georgians look to the West for support
Posted on 08/20/2008 5:30:33 PM PDT by flyfree
Russias invasion of Georgia has unleashed a refugee crisis all over the country and especially in its capital. Every school here in Tbilisi is jammed with civilians who fled aerial bombardment and shootings by the Russian militaryor massacres, looting, and arson by irregular Cossack paramilitary units swarming across the border. Russia has seized and effectively annexed two breakaway Georgian provinces, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It has also invaded the region of Gori, which unlike them had been under Georgias control. Gori is in the center of the country, just an hours drive from Tbilisi; 90 percent of its citizens have fled, and the tiny remainder live amid a violent mayhem overseen by Russian occupation forces that, despite Moscows claims to the contrary, are not yet withdrawing.
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