DISINFO: The Anglo-Saxons fooled Georgia into starting a war with Russia
  • Outlet: geworld.ge (archived)*
  • Date of publication: November 16, 2021
  • Article language(s): Georgian
  • Reported in: Issue 266
  • Countries / regions discussed: Georgia, Russia, Georgian region of South Ossetia, Georgian region of Abkhazia
Russo-Georgian War Occupation Anglo-Saxon West Abkhazia South Ossetia Mikheil Saakashvili

DISINFO: The Anglo-Saxons fooled Georgia into starting a war with Russia


The Anglo-Saxons fooled Georgia and made Saakashvili start a war with Russia. As a result, Georgia has de jure lost territories that it de facto had already lost before.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russia's role in the Russo-Georgian War.

Georgia is a sovereign country that was attacked by Russia in 2008. Many international organisations condemned the further occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, see e.g. the CSCE statement here, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia here and the European Parliament's declaration.

The EU's independent investigative commission into the 2008 Russia-Georgian war confirmed that Russia had been provoking Georgia for a long time and "much of the Russian military action went far beyond the reasonable limits of defence."

13 years after the Russo-Georgian War, Russia continues to breach its international obligations by consolidating its control, incl. military in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

See related disinformation claims here.


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