Comparing the Crimea conflict with the Georgia-Russia situation of 2008

By Will Englund, March 2, 2014

The Crimea crisis has brought back memories of 2008, when Russia went to war with Georgia over break-away territory. In that case, two regions — Abkhazia and South Ossetia — had been functioning for 15 years outside Georgian control, their de facto independence guaranteed by Russian peacekeeping troops.

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