Tribute for victims of 2008 Georgian aggression near South Ossetian embassy in Moscow

Mourners lit candles and laid flowers near the South Ossetian embassy in Moscow to commemorate the lives of those who were killed during Georgia’s aggression in 2008. The conflict began on the night of August 7, when Georgian forces launched an attack on South Ossetia. Russian troops responded with a fierce counter-offensive that crushed the Georgian army, ending the conflict five days later.