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Kyivans commemorate Russian-Georgian War of 2008

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A crowd gathered to commemorate the Russian-Georgian War of 2008.

During the five-day conflict, two provinces, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, that are officially part of Georgia were occupied by Russia.

According to CNN, 170 servicemen, 14 policemen, and 228 civilians from Georgia were killed and 1,747 wounded. Sixty-seven Russian servicemen were killed, and 283 were wounded, and 365 South Ossetian servicemen and civilians (combined) were killed, according to an official EU fact-finding report about the conflict.

Ukraine has faced military aggression from Russia since late February 2014 that ended with Moscow annexing Crimea a month later. Combined Russian-separatist forces starting taking over key government and law enforcement buildings in eastern Ukraine in March 2014 and open armed conflict started in mid-April 2014.

Close to 7,000 people have died in Russia’s war against Ukraine, according to data provided by the United Nations, with more than 2.2 million people being uprooted from the homes, 1.4 million of whom internally, leading to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

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