Timeline of Events in the
Timeline of Events in the
Russians Invasion & Occupation of Georgia
As of 16:00, August 20, 2008
The information below is accurate to the best of our knowledge,
but is subject to verification.
Russians occupy village in Chkhorotsku district
16:00 Russians entered village Chogha of Chkhorotsku district with armored vehicles and started digging the trenches.
15:30 Russians are making checkpoint in the entrance of Poti.
Houses in Gori district burning
14:00 Houses in village Dzevera in Gori district are burning. Besides, the Boshuri forest is also burning and the villages Bisi and Bobnevi are under danger.
Russian militaries try to prevent Matyas Eorsi from entering Gori
13:00 Representatives of the Council of Europe Matyas Eorsi was prevented by Russian militaries from entering Gori. After long dispute he entered the city, however later on he faced the same problem regarding living the city.
Governor of Shida Kartli arrested
12:00 Representative of President-Governor of Shida Kartli Lado Vardzelashvili was arrested by Russian militaries at one of illegal Russian checkpoints as he was trying to release the trucks with humanitarian aid to the population of Gori district. He was released from detention after two hours.
Russian militaries do not allow the trucks with humanitarian aid to enter village Karaleti in Gori district.
Russian militaries occupy village in Sachkhere district
11:00 Russian militaries occupied the village of Perevi, Sachkhere district. Over 50 Russian soldiers and three tanks are stationed there. It is reported that aggressors urge the population to get out of their houses and flee the village.
14:50 Russian troops started movement from Gomi in Sachkhere direction. Local population blocked the road.
Russian militaries lead Georgian POWs and US owned Hummers to Senaki from Poti
13:50 Russian troops were observed half an hour ago leading 6 blindfolded Georgian POWs and six US owned Hummers to the military base in Senaki from Poti. Hummers belonging to American military participated in US-Georgian military exercise “Immediate Response 2008” held in Georgia on 15th-31st of July 2008.
Russians block re-launch of West-East traffic
12:30 On the railroad in Gomi, 100 kms from Tbilisi, Russians have loaded blocks of concrete on rails, thus creating another obstacle for re-launch of West-East traffic.
Russia closes border with Azerbaijan and Georgia
09:00 According today’s Russian media, Government of Russia closed borders with Azerbaijan and Georgia for foreigners, except CIS citizens. Decree from 12th of August №592, was signed by Prime Minister Putin.
Russian militaries capture Georgian soldiers in Poti
01:00 20 Georgian servicemen entered Poti for protection of the commercial port. At 08:30 Russian militaries entered the port, disarmed Georgian soldiers and captured them.