US Embassy releases a statement on upcoming 10th anniversary of Russia-Georgia war

The US embassy called upon Russia to withdraw its forces from Georgia. Photo: AP., 31 Jul 2018 - 18:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

The US Embassy to Georgia has released a statement over the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Russia-Georgia 2008 war

Next week marks 10 years since Russia’s armed forces poured across international border with Georgia, attempting to change those borders by force,” the embassy says. 

The US embassy says that several thousand Russian forces moved into the city of Gori [east Georgia] and other areas far from the conflict zone, such as Georgia’s main port of Poti [west Georgia], far from the main area fighting.

Russia also seized the last Georgian-held portion of Abkhazia, where there had been no fighting.
Russia’s assault on Georgia had begun as its army crossed an internationally recognized boundary in an attempt to change by force the borders of another country,” reads the statement. 

The embassy stated that Russia still occupies Georgian territory  and  called  on the country to withdraw its forces to pre-war positions, as it agreed in 2008.