Resolution 1633 (2008) - The consequences of the war between Georgia and the Russian Federation (Caucasus)

5. However, the initiation of shelling of Tskhinvali without warning by the Georgian military, on 7 August 2008, marked a new level of escalation, namely that of open and fully fledged warfare.


The use of heavy weapons and cluster munitions, creating grave risks for civilians, constituted a disproportionate use of armed force by Georgia, albeit within its own territory, and as such a violation of international humanitarian law and Georgia's commitment to resolve the conflict peacefully.

22.11. join the United Nations Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Von: 14.11.2008,

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