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Saakashvili on Russia war response

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Ceremonies are under way in Georgia to mark one year since the war between Russia and Georgia over the South Ossetia region.

Russia's president said the decision to go to war "was probably the hardest thing, but eventually we did it right".

Georgia's president, Mikheil Saakashvili, has also defended his country's response.

He was talking to Edward Stourton on Radio 4's The World At One.

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