Georgia: "They Started It!"
September 16, 2008 2:34 AM Subscribe
Georgia offers evidence that Russia made the first move.
(login NYT ; Bugmenot
Georgia is circulating recordings of intercepted telephone calls from the period leading up to the Georgia-Russia war in August, showing that Russian troops were moving through the Roki tunnel into South Ossetia a full day before Georgia started shelling Tskhinvali (the capital of S.O.). Russia claims that it was part of routine troop rotation in the region (where they maintained
a peacekeeping force), while Georgia accuses them of invading on soverign territory.
In the meanwhile, NATO gives "partial support
" to Georgia.