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The Ministry of justice spoke about the consideration of the ECtHR case on the events in South Ossetia

The European court of human rights (ECHR) may in 2020 to rule on inter-state complaint by Georgia against Russia on the 2008 events in South Ossetia, told RIA Novosti representative of the Russian Federation at the ECHR, Deputy justice Minister of Russia Mikhail Galperin.

"The dossier of the ECHR there is an interstate complaint Georgia vs Russia. One of them relating to the 2008 events in South Ossetia, completed all hearings and the exchange of positions. This year may be making the ECHR the final decision," said Halperin in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Georgia on the night of 8 August 2008 fired from rocket launchers "Grad" South Ossetia, Georgian forces attacked the Republic and destroyed part of its capital Tskhinvali. Russia, protecting inhabitants of South Ossetia, many of whom took Russian citizenship, sent troops into the Republic and after five days of fighting ousted Georgian troops from the region. Moscow August 26, 2008 recognized the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Russian leaders have repeatedly stated that the recognition of the independence of two former Georgian autonomies reflects current realities and not subject to revision.

The full text of the interview is available on the website ria.ru on Wednesday at 11.00 GMT.