War over but anger remains: South Ossetians remember

The shooting may be over but the anger remains. The people of South Ossetia have to come to terms with the devastation of their land. Those who have lost their homes are dreading the coming winter.

It was a lucky escape for some refugees, as on August 9 when trying to flee to Russia from the Georgian bombardment they feared for their lives.

“One man was shouting ‘please, don’t shoot, there are injured people here,' but as he said it they started to shoot with large calibre guns and burnt his car,” local resident Marina remembered. She said that she and other people had to spend 20 hours in a ditch until a passing car picked them up.

Other victims of the armed conflict told RT more about what they’ve been through…