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A protest action against occupation of Georgia's territories was held in a square in front of the Russian Embassy in Vilnius on Tuesday, attended by Georgia's former president Mikheil Saakashvili, Lithuania's first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis and some MPs.
Mikheil Saakashvili
Mikheil Saakashvili
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"It sometimes seems to me that we are starting to forget the war in Georgia, just as we are forgetting the fact that it was the start of the phase of Russia's revenge imperialism, which still continues," MP Mantas Adomėnas, one of the organizers, said at the rally held for the 9th time.

In his words, Aug. 8 should be commemorated as a day of freedom and statehood of countries enslaved by Russia.

Armed clashes between the Georgian army and separatists broke out in the South Ossetia region in early hours of Aug. 8 of 2008. Georgian forces had managed to seize the regional capital, however, Russia supporting the separatists responded by bringing in its army into the region and later into other regions, starting to bombard various targets across the country.

Following the conflict, Russia recognized independence of Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, while the rest of the international community views them as occupied Georgian territories.

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