Medvedev said there was no alternative to Georgia’s military response in 2008
There were no special consultations among the Russian leadership before the entry of troops into Georgia on August 8, 2008.
This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, whose words are quoted by TASS.
According to the politician, who at that time was the president of Russia, there was no alternative to a military response to the actions of Georgia, which attacked South Ossetia.
“If we talk about who dissuaded us, this question did not arise. Because literally a few hours passed between the attack launched by the Georgian side and my decision as Supreme Commander-in-Chief. And no special consultations were held on this topic,” he said.
Previously, Medvedev blamed the conflict in South Ossetia in August 2008 on ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and the country’s political leadership. In his opinion, it was the head of state who made the decision to initiate aggression, even with an understanding of the US role in this matter.