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20 May, 2010 16:01

Georgia started the war with South Ossetia – European Parliament

Victims of Georgia's attack on South Ossetia in August 2008 may now have an EU-approved document on their hands if they want their cases to be heard at the international criminal court in The Hague.

On Thursday the European Parliament supported the findings of a special report which says Georgia “triggered the war” with heavy artillery attack on Tskhinval.

It adds that this attack was not an isolated event, but the culmination of years of mounting tensions, for which all sides bear responsibility.

Members of the parliament also voted to increase and further support the EU mission in the Caucasus.