cuts the ground from beneath later Georgian claims
French translation: coupe court aux revendications ultérieures de la Géorgie
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07:24 Nov 24, 2008
English to French translations [PRO] Government / Politics
English term or phrase:cuts the ground from beneath later Georgian claims
Two months after the brief but bloody war in the
Caucasus, which was overwhelmingly blamed on
Russia by western politicians and media at the time, a
serious investigation by the BBC has uncovered a very
The BBC report found strong evidence confirming
western-backed Georgia as the aggressor on the night of 7 August 2008. It also assembles powerful testimony
of wide-ranging war crimes carried out by the Georgian
Army in its attack on the contested region of South Ossetia, which include the targeting of apartment block basements—where civilians were taking refuge—with
tank shells and Grad rockets, the indiscriminate bombardment of residential districts and the deliberate
killing of civilians, including those fleeing the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali.
The report, which also details evidence of ethnic cleansing by South Ossetian paramilitaries, cuts the
ground from beneath later Georgian claims that its attack on South Ossetia followed the start of a Russian
invasion the previous night.
In the wake of the Georgian attack, Russian troops moved into Georgia proper, destroying Georgian military
facilities used to mount the original assault and inflicting their own civilian casualties in the process, notably in Gori. Earlier this month [October], they pulled back from their Georgian buffer-zone into now nominally independent South Ossetia.