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1. 01-06 Saakashvili claims majority in vote Georgia
2. 04-03 NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine NATO
D. 04-21 Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane Georgia
E. 08-07 Heavy fighting in South Ossetia Tskhinvali, South Ossetia
08-08 Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Tskhinvali, South Ossetia
G. 08-12 Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia Moscow
H. 08-13 Russian advance flares Georgia tensions Gori, Georgia
8. 08-26 Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions Moscow
J. 10-05 Russian troops leave Georgian posts Georgia

Summary.     Click for More > Georgian troops forced to withdraw Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal Russian advance flares Georgia tensions Russia digs in amid pullout calls Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back' Russia to keep forces at key port Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions  Russian President Medvedev signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia Russia praises EU over sanctions Cheney: Georgia will be in our alliance EU monitors begin Georgia mission Russian troops leave Georgian posts  Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but... Ilham Aliyev wins landslide victory Shots fired near Georgia leader
Saakashvili claims majority in vote NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane Heavy fighting in South Ossetia Map of Tskhinvali Georgia  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks   Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
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President Saakashvili 'wins election'   Saakashvili claims majority in vote   Near-complete returns from presidential election show pro-western President Mikheil Saakashvili winning a majority of the vote President declares state of emergency   NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine   NATO will not yet offer membership to Georgia or Ukraine after the alliance was split amid strong objections from Russia Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane  Georgia's air force commander: A Russian fighter jet has shot down an unmanned spy plane as it flew over the breakaway region of Abkhazia Heavy fighting in South Ossetia Map of Tskhinvali Georgia


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.5
 Mass rally call over poll
Jan.6  Monitors hail election
 
Jan.19  Saakashvili begins 2nd term


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1
Mar.26  Bush will visit Putin in Russia


April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  
Apr.5  Missile plan on Bush-Putin agenda
Apr.6
Apr.21  
Apr.23  Georgia denounces Russian 'harassment'
Apr.29  Georgia-Russia tensions ramped up
Apr.30  Nato warns Russia over Georgia


May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.9  EU: Ministers to visit Georgia
May.26  Protests against 'rigged' vote


August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  6 die as Georgia shells South Ossetia
Aug.7  
  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks
 The separatist stronghold of Tskhinvali appears to be under siege, with a series of huge explosions
Aug.8     Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians
 Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting (the) civilian population. 150 Russian tanks and other vehicles had entered South Ossetia
Aug.9  Russia and Georgia continue to fight Russian jets attack, killing 60 people Aug.10   Georgian troops forced to withdraw   Georgian troops are forced to withdraw from the capital of South Ossetia by Russian army. Some units of Georgian army still stay Aug.11 Russian military pushes into Georgia  President Saakashvili called for cease fire  New Georgia clashes mar UN moves Aug.12   Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict.    Russian President Medvedev orders an end to military...
    Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal   French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territorie... Aug.13   Russian advance flares Georgia tensions Map of Gori Georgia  An advancing Russian military convoy sparked concerns of a major return to hostilities a day after a cease-fire came into effect 15,000 Russian troops in Georgia  US forces to deliver Georgia aid Aug.14  Russia hints at long stay in South Ossetia  Russians begin Georgia handover Russian tanks 'on the move'  Rice to push Georgia-Russia deal Aug.15 Rice demands Russian troop pull-out U.N. escorts Georgians through battle  Russia 'will abide by ceasefire' Aug.16 Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain  Georgia accuses Russia of cutting rail line   Russia digs in amid pullout calls  Russian forces have tightened their control of a key highway from the Black Sea to the capital , a day after signing a formal ceasefire Aug.17 Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia Russia pressed to honour pull-out Aug.18   Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back'  Russia's military: withdrawal from Georgia has begun. There has been no indication that such a pull back is happening  Russian president slams Georgia 'morons' Aug.19 Russia hits back at NATO warning Russia rejects UN Georgia draft Aug.20  Abkhazia appeals for Russian recognition Aug.21  Russia says troops will withdraw by Friday UN split on Ossetia resolutions Aug.22 Russians 'putting on peacekeeper hats' Russia: We've completed pullback Russia accused of abusing truce Aug.23   Russia to keep forces at key port   Russia has defended plans to keep its forces in the key port of Poti, saying it does not break terms of a French-brokered ceasefire deal Aug.24  Huge fire as Georgian train hits landmine Aug.25   Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels  Both houses voted unanimously backed a motion urging the president to recognise the independence of regions of Abkhazia and S. Ossetia Aug.26   Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
  Russian President Medvedev signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions.    Medvedev: 'This is not an easy choice to make, but it represents the only possibility to save human lives'. West condemns ...
West condemns Russia over Georgia
Aug.27   U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Map of Batumi Georgia  A Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in the port, as Georgia's Western allies renewed their criticism of Russia U.S. aid arrives in tense Georgia Aug.28     Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war   Russian Prime Minister has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict to benefit one of its presidential election candidates Aug.29  War of words over future of S. Ossetia  Georgia breaks ties with Russia Aug.30  Russia moves to calm Georgia row Aug.31  Medvedev stands by Georgia actions   Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia   Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities in the volatile region has been shot dead in police cust...

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  EU 'to warn Russia over Georgia'  Mourners protest reporter's death Sep.2     Russia praises EU over sanctions  President Medvedev has welcomed as 'realistic' an EU decision not to impose sanctions on his country over its recent invasion of Georgia  Medvedev: Saakashvili a 'political corpse' Sep.3  2nd Russian journalist in 3 days killed Sep.4     Cheney: Georgia will be in our alliance   U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said the U.S. firmly backs NATO membership for Georgia Sep.6 Protests greet Turkish president
Sep.8 Russians 'agree Georgia deadline' Sep.12  Diplomat: Russia stalling over observers  Russians 'leaving Georgian port' Sep.16  NATO chief expresses solidarity Sep.30   EU monitors begin Georgia mission  Two hundred observers from the European Union have begun deploying in Georgia to monitor a ceasefire with Russia

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Six killed in explosion Oct.5   Russian troops leave Georgian posts
  Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but intense war
Oct.8 Russia begins final Georgia pullout
Oct.11  5.3 earthquake kills 12 Oct.16   Ilham Aliyev wins landslide victory  President of Azerbaijan wins an 89.04% victory in the presidential election to get re-elected. The OSCE criticizes the elections, though it notes... Oct.18 Soldiers killed in an ambush by separatists Oct.22 Donors pledge $4.5 billion toward Georgia Oct.27 Saakashvili dismisses Prime Minister

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.23     Shots fired near Georgia leader  Shots have been fired near a motorcade carrying the Georgian and Polish presidents close to South Ossetia. No injuries were reported


Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense Georgia accuses Russia of downing plane  Georgia's air force commander: A Russian fighter jet has shot down an unmanned spy plane as it flew over the breakaway region of Abkhazia Heavy fighting in South Ossetia Map of Tskhinvali Georgia




Caucasus, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Apr.5  Missile plan on Bush-Putin agenda
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Apr.21
Apr.29  Georgia-Russia tensions ramped up
Aug.2  6 die as Georgia shells South Ossetia
Aug.7
  Georgian forces and separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks
 The separatist stronghold of Tskhinvali appears to be under siege, with a series of huge explosions
Aug.8   Georgia under attack by Russian tanks Map of Tskhinvali Georgia
  Georgia's president said that his country is under attack by Russian tanks and warplanes, and he accused Russia of targeting civilians
 Saakashvili: All day today, they've been bombing Georgia from numerous warplanes and specifically targeting (the) civilian population. 150 Russian tanks and other vehicles had entered South Ossetia
Aug.9  Russia and Georgia continue to fight Aug.9 Russian jets attack, killing 60 people Aug.10 Georgian troops forced to withdraw   Georgian troops are forced to withdraw from the capital of South Ossetia by Russian army. Some units of Georgian army still stay Aug.11 Russian military pushes into Georgia Aug.11  President Saakashvili called for cease fire Aug.11  New Georgia clashes mar UN moves Aug.12 Cease-fire, not peace reached in Georgia
  The Russian and French presidents announced a 6-point plan of principles for settling the immediate conflict.    Russian President Medvedev orders an end to military...
Aug.12   Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal   French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territorie... Aug.13 Russian advance flares Georgia tensions
Map of Gori Georgia  An advancing Russian military convoy sparked concerns of a major return to hostilities a day after a cease-fire came into effect Aug.13 15,000 Russian troops in Georgia Aug.14  Russia hints at long stay in South Ossetia Aug.14  Russians begin Georgia handover Aug.14 Russian tanks 'on the move' Aug.15 Rice demands Russian troop pull-out Aug.15 U.N. escorts Georgians through battle Aug.15  Russia 'will abide by ceasefire' Aug.16 Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain Aug.16  Georgia accuses Russia of cutting rail line Aug.16 Russia digs in amid pullout calls  Russian forces have tightened their control of a key highway from the Black Sea to the capital , a day after signing a formal ceasefire Aug.17 Russia: Troop withdrawal to begin Monday Aug.17 Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia Aug.17 Russia pressed to honour pull-out Aug.18 Russia begins Georgia troop 'pull back'  Russia's military: withdrawal from Georgia has begun. There has been no indication that such a pull back is happening Aug.21  Russia says troops will withdraw by Friday Aug.22 Russians 'putting on peacekeeper hats' Aug.22 Russia: We've completed pullback Aug.22 Russia accused of abusing truce Aug.23 Russia to keep forces at key port   Russia has defended plans to keep its forces in the key port of Poti, saying it does not break terms of a French-brokered ceasefire deal Aug.24  Huge fire as Georgian train hits landmine Aug.27 U.S. ship arrives in Georgia
Map of Batumi Georgia  A Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in the port, as Georgia's Western allies renewed their criticism of Russia Aug.28   Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war   Russian Prime Minister has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict to benefit one of its presidential election candidates Sep.8 Russians 'agree Georgia deadline' Sep.12  Russians 'leaving Georgian port' Sep.30 EU monitors begin Georgia mission  Two hundred observers from the European Union have begun deploying in Georgia to monitor a ceasefire with Russia Oct.5 Russian troops leave Georgian posts
  Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but intense war
Oct.8 Russia begins final Georgia pullout
Oct.18 Soldiers killed in an ambush by separatists



Caucasus, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.24  Huge fire as Georgian train hits landmine Oct.11  5.3 earthquake kills 12



Caucasus, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.31 Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia   Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities in the volatile region has been shot dead in police cust... Sep.3  2nd Russian journalist in 3 days killed Oct.3  Six killed in explosion Nov.23   Shots fired near Georgia leader  Shots have been fired near a motorcade carrying the Georgian and Polish presidents close to South Ossetia. No injuries were reported



Caucasus, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.5 President Saakashvili 'wins election'
Jan.5  Mass rally call over poll Jan.6  Monitors hail election Jan.6   Saakashvili claims majority in vote   Near-complete returns from presidential election show pro-western President Mikheil Saakashvili winning a majority of the vote Jan.19  Saakashvili begins 2nd term Mar.1 President declares state of emergency Mar.26  Bush will visit Putin in Russia Apr.3   NATO denies Georgia and Ukraine   NATO will not yet offer membership to Georgia or Ukraine after the alliance was split amid strong objections from Russia Apr.5  Missile plan on Bush-Putin agenda Apr.6 Bush, Putin disagree on missile defense Apr.23  Georgia denounces Russian 'harassment' Apr.30  Nato warns Russia over Georgia May.9  EU: Ministers to visit Georgia May.26  Protests against 'rigged' vote Aug.12   Georgia agrees to cease-fire proposal   French President Sarkozy: The presidents of Georgia and Russia have agreed to a 6-point plan to calm the conflict over separatist territorie... Aug.13  US forces to deliver Georgia aid Aug.14  Russia hints at long stay in South Ossetia Aug.14  Rice to push Georgia-Russia deal Aug.15 Rice demands Russian troop pull-out Aug.15  Russia 'will abide by ceasefire' Aug.16 Russia signs cease-fire, tensions remain Aug.17 Lawmaker hints at long stay in Georgia Aug.17 Russia pressed to honour pull-out Aug.18  Russian president slams Georgia 'morons' Aug.19 Russia hits back at NATO warning Aug.19 Russia rejects UN Georgia draft Aug.20  Abkhazia appeals for Russian recognition Aug.21 UN split on Ossetia resolutions Aug.25 Russian MPs back Georgia's rebels  Both houses voted unanimously backed a motion urging the president to recognise the independence of regions of Abkhazia and S. Ossetia Aug.26 Russia recognizes Georgian rebel regions
  Russian President Medvedev signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions.    Medvedev: 'This is not an easy choice to make, but it represents the only possibility to save human lives'. West condemns ...
Aug.26 West condemns Russia over Georgia
Aug.27 U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Map of Batumi Georgia  A Coast Guard ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in the port, as Georgia's Western allies renewed their criticism of Russia Aug.27 U.S. aid arrives in tense Georgia Aug.28   Putin: U.S. orchestrated Georgian war   Russian Prime Minister has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict to benefit one of its presidential election candidates Aug.29  War of words over future of S. Ossetia Aug.29  Georgia breaks ties with Russia Aug.30  Russia moves to calm Georgia row Aug.31  Medvedev stands by Georgia actions Aug.31 Kremlin critic shot in Ingushetia   Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities in the volatile region has been shot dead in police cust... Sep.1  EU 'to warn Russia over Georgia' Sep.1  Mourners protest reporter's death Sep.2   Russia praises EU over sanctions  President Medvedev has welcomed as 'realistic' an EU decision not to impose sanctions on his country over its recent invasion of Georgia Sep.2  Medvedev: Saakashvili a 'political corpse' Sep.3  2nd Russian journalist in 3 days killed Sep.4   Cheney: Georgia will be in our alliance   U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said the U.S. firmly backs NATO membership for Georgia Sep.6 Protests greet Turkish president Sep.8 Russians 'agree Georgia deadline' Sep.12  Diplomat: Russia stalling over observers Sep.16  NATO chief expresses solidarity Oct.16 Ilham Aliyev wins landslide victory  President of Azerbaijan wins an 89.04% victory in the presidential election to get re-elected. The OSCE criticizes the elections, though it notes... Oct.22 Donors pledge $4.5 billion toward Georgia Oct.27 Saakashvili dismisses Prime Minister