8 Aug. PRAVMIR. In Moscow held a memorial service for those killed in the “five day war” in 2008 civilians and military.
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A memorial service for the victims of the Georgian aggression to the peaceful citizens of South Ossetia, the defenders of Tskhinvali, Ossetian and Russian servicemen of the Peacekeeping forces, soldiers and officers of the Russian army was held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, reports TASS.
The memorial service was attended by representatives of the Embassy of South Ossetia and the Russian foreign Ministry, South Ossetian citizens and ordinary people who came to honor the memory of the victims of the war.
On the night of 8 August 2008, Georgia launched an armed attack on South Ossetia. Georgian troops attacked the Republic from installations of volley fire and destroyed part of its capital Tskhinvali. In defending South Ossetia, Russia sent troops into the country and after five days of fighting ousted Georgian troops from the region.
8 August is in South Ossetia the Day of memory and grief, in which throughout the country held mourning services and activities.