Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Deputy of the Russian State Duma from Bashkiria calls on members of legislatures from all countries to judge Georgia's actions

Депутат Госдумы РФ от Башкирии призывает парламентариев всех стран осудить действия Грузии

Deputy of the Russian State Duma from Bashkiria Irshat Fakhritdinov--a veteran of the peacekeeping operation during the 1992-1993 Georgian-Abkhazian conflict--is calling on members of legislatures of other countries to judge the actions of the Georgian leadership and the position of the United States concerning the genocide of South Ossetian civilians. The comment was made by the deputy, a veteran of military operations, in an interview with an IA Regnum correspondent.

"It is very painful to watch what's happening in South Ossetia," said Fakhritdinov "I'm not imagining the military activities based on hearsay. I saw the ruins which the Georgians left behind 15 years ago and I can't forget the horrific episodes of the war, when tanks crushed children and their mothers, when they shot civilians. What they show on television is only a small fraction of what war inflicts upon people."

"Our years of working to preserve peace in the region have gone to pieces," believes the Russian State Duma deputy. "As a result of the ambitions of the abnormal Saakashvili, the entire population of the republic is left without habitation; many civilians and peacekeepers have perished."

Deputy Fakhritdinov served as deputy commander of a Russian battalion of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Abkhazia, where he was wounded, and has fought in Chechnyia . Let us recall that today, on August 12th, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting with Russian Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov and head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Nikolai Makarov stated that he made the decision to cease operations in the hope of compelling the Georgian authorities to peace.

IA Regnum

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