Over 8,000 Russian army artillery personnel began exercises in Crimea, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Armenia as well as other areas on Thursday, the Southern Military
Map centered on the Caucasus indicating Abkhazia (orange) and Georgia proper and South Ossetia (grey).
Russia has in effect controlled South Ossetia and Abkhazia since 2008, when Russian troops intervened on the side of South Ossetian separatists in a military
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Russia said today its troops would stay in the breakaway Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia for a long time to come, a day after Moscow agreed to pull
Mar 19, 2014 · Majorities in Transnistria and those remaining in South Ossetia favor annexation. Most in Abkhazia prefer independence.
2004 – New Georgian president Saakashvili vows to restore Georgia’s territorial integrity and return Abkhazia, South Ossetia Russian-Georgian war over South Ossetia.
Since the war, Georgia has maintained that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are under Russian occupation and remain, legally, part of Georgia. Map of
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