Georgian diplomatic missions abroad display flags at half-mast on 11th anniversary of August War

  • Georgian diplomatic mission office in Qatar. Photo: Georgian Foreign Ministry., 8 Aug 2019 - 17:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian diplomatic missions abroad have lowered flags to half-mast on the 11th anniversary of the Russia-Georgia War.

The flags have been at half-mast for two days (August 7-8).  

The national flag of Georgia lowered in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Foreign Ministry.

Georgian national flags are also flying at half-mast today on all government buildings across the country.

The Russia - Georgia war started on August 7, 2008, between the Georgian army and Ossetian separatists reinforced by Russian soldiers.

Dublin, Ireland. Photo: Foreign Ministry press office. 

Russia entered the war on August 8, however Georgia claims Russia had entered Georgian territory in armoured vehicles before this date. The armed conflict claimed the lives of 228 Georgian civilians, 170 soldiers and 14 police officers.