Did Israel Help Spark the Russia-Georgia War in 2008?
Fresh documents released by WikiLeaks raise new questions about the five-day war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. In particular, the role of Israel and its involvement in providing military intelligence to Russia in the run-up to the war. Ref. Source 8
Putin allows breakaway Georgian region's troops to join Russian army: RIA;
President Vladimir Putin has approved a decree allowing some troops from Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia to be incorporated into the Russian army, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. Ref. Source 8t.