Saakashvili may be declared to an international wanted list as a result of events in 2008
Date: 05:56, 09-06-2014.
Almaty. June 9. KazTAG - Russia's Investigative Committee may include the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and several former high-ranking officials of Georgia who are responsible for the events in South Ossetia in 2008, into the list of international warrant - reported ITAR-TASS.
"By the power of new president and goverment in Georgia, officials involved in crimes in South Ossetia, lost their jobs. Investigative committee is considering making decisions on bringing them as defendants to the international wanted list "- said the spokesman Vladimir Markin.
He reminded that the listed above officials had immunity from international prosecution.
"According to investigation, former senior officials of Georgia, including President Saakashvili, Defence Minister Kezerashvili, Interior Minister Merabishvili and others, set out to complete destruction of Ossetians living in South Ossetia", - said V. Markin.
Under their orders on August 7, 2008 Georgian troops began shelling of civilian targets and Russian peacekeepers. They used tanks and artillery.
As a result, 162 civilians werekilled, 255 were injured. Among Russian peacekeepers 10 people were killed, 42 were injured.
Saakashvili - president of Georgia from January 2004 to November 2013, at the present moved to United States and reads lectures at the School of Law and Diplomacy named after Fletcher at Tufts University.