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Argument: Russia engaged in ethnic cleansing in Georgia

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"Georgia sues Russia over 'ethnic cleansing'". RIAN. 13 Aug. 2008 - TBILISI/THE HAGUE, August 13 (RIA Novosti) -- Georgia has filed a lawsuit against Russia at the International Court of Justice over alleged ethnic cleansing, the Georgian National Security Council secretary said.

"The suit contains material showing that Russia has committed ethnic cleansing against Georgia [during three interventions in South Ossetia and Abkhazia] from 1993 to 2008," Alexander Lomaya said.

He said the suit, which was submitted Tuesday, was immediately accepted for consideration and a preliminary investigation had already started.

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