Georgians have stopped firing at Ossetian towns. They have been firing at Ossetian facilities since Wednesday, August 11. According to preliminary reports, there are injured among Ossetian civilians and several buildings were destroyed, head of the Ossetian informational committee Irina Galoyeva told journalists. According to South Ossetia's acting Defense Minister Ibragim Gassiyev, armored vehicles entered the conflict area, Mayak radio reported.
More than 3,500 people were detained during unprecedented mass protests that swept across all of Russia in support of Alexey Navalny on January 23