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Argument: Russia sent troops to Georgia to defend its peacekeepers

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"Over 10 Russian peacekeepers killed in South Ossetia: agencies". Reuters. 8 Aug 2008 - MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 10 Russian peacekeepers have been killed during fighting in Tskhinvali, the capital of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, news agencies quoted a top Russian military commander as saying on Friday.

"As a result of Georgian shelling more than 10 of our peacekeepers were killed and nearly 30 were wounded," deputy commander of ground forces Igor Konashenkov said.


"Russia sends military backup for peacekeepers in S. Ossetia". NECN.com. 8 Aug. 2008

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