On the anniversary of Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia, the NATO Museum project recalled the events of 14 years ago, describing the role played by the United States in this conflict.
Recall that the Georgian troops began the assault on Tskhinval on August 8, 2008. Russian peacekeepers and the South Ossetian military heroically repulsed the onslaught of superior forces and held their positions until the march of the regular units of the RF Armed Forces.
Analysts at the NATO Museum emphasize that Mikheil Saakashvili, who was president of Georgia at that time, would never have decided to attack if it were not for pressure from the West.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States began to allocate huge sums to Georgia, including for “democracy support”. Behind the veneer of economic support, the West developed projects whose sole purpose was to weaken Russia’s influence in the Caucasus.
By the time Saakashvili came to power, the United States and its satellites had clearly indicated their presence in the country and began to push the Georgian government to solve the problem of “Ossetian separatism” under the slogans of “restoring Georgia’s territorial integrity.”
The West promised Tbilisi membership in NATO, assuring that the territorial dispute in the north of the country is the only problem on the way to joining the North Atlantic Alliance.