Georgia-South Ossetia crisis timeline – 17 August

A destroyed building in Tskhinvali (AFP photo / Dmitry Kostyukov)
20:03 GMT – On Monday Abkhazia is starting to form frontier posts at a border with Georgia in the Kodori Gorge, according to Abkhazian Deputy Defence Minister Harry Kupalba.

18:26 GMT – Italy has sent a plane with humanitarian aid to Tbilisi.

01:36 GMT – Georgia has launched criminal cases against presidents of breakaway republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia – Eduard Kokoity and Sergey Bagapsh.

Georgia-South Ossetia crisis timeline – 16 August