The Russia-Georgia War

Boufesis, Alexandros Fox

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This essay as part of the Nimble Books series “The Decisive Battles of the 21st century” describes the battles carried out in August 2008 around South Ossetia and Abkhazia, after Georgia unleashed an attack upon them. The foreword is by a renowned professor of Geopolitics of the Hellenic Military Academy, Dr Constantinos Grivas. The Russians fought on the side of the breakaway Republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in a war, which is also known as “The Five Day War”. There is an extensive analy