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What really happened in South Ossetia

Georgia's summer war put East-West relations back in the freezer, but who fired the first shot and could the fighting have been avoided?

Russian tank in Georgia (16 August 2008)
The conflict in South Ossetia was a setback for east west relations.

Reporting from the world's newest and most contested border, Tim Whewell gathers first hand evidence of the countdown to the conflict.

He assesses its impact on leaders in Washington, Moscow and Tiblisi.

And he hears concerns over human rights abuses in the conflict.

Find out more by listening to File On 4, Tuesday 28 October 2000 GMT.

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