Medvedev recalled the conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia and

“In fact, it was a Declaration of war the Russian Federation” — so spoke about the conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in August 2008, the Deputy Chairman of the security Council, Dmitry Medvedev. His statement published on the page in sotsseti “Vkontakte” in the 12-year anniversary of the events.

According to him, “if Russia had not intervened, then the Caucasus would become a powder keg”. Medvedev said that’s why he “made the difficult, but the only solution was to stand up for Abkhazia and South Ossetia.”

Recall that the conflict in South Ossetia began on the night of August 8, 2008. Who was then President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev announced the start of operations in the Republic, after which the region was introduced by the Russian troops. Then the leaders of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Georgia and Russia signed a plan for a peaceful settlement of the situation. Russia officially recognized as independent States of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and Georgia broke off diplomatic relations with Russia.