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Georgian Investigative Group To Probe 2008 War With Russia

Georgian Prosecutor-General Archil Kbilashvili
Georgian Prosecutor-General Archil Kbilashvili
A special investigative group has been established to look into the circumstances surrounding the brief war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008.

Georgian Prosecutor-General Archil Kbilashvili told journalists that eight top investigators from his office, the Interior Ministry, and the Military Police, will look into "possible criminal activities during and after the war."

Last month, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said President Mikheil Saakashvili could be legally summoned for questioning regarding the war.

After the conflict, Moscow recognized the independence of Georgia's breakaway regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Ivanishvili's Georgian Dream bloc defeated President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement party in the general elections in October.

Since then, many of Saakashvili's allies have come under investigation or been charged with wrongdoing.

Based on reporting by and Interfax

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