Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in Hague has decided to initiate an investigation of events in South Ossetia in August 2008, writes «Kommersant».


According to materials provided by the Russian side, it was decided that during the conflict there were a series of war crimes in connection with which the central figure in the investigation may be the head of Odessa, the former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.


To make a decision, special commission will examine the documents that will be presented by the prosecutor as well as other supporting materials.


Ex-deputy chairman of the PACE Monitoring Committee on Georgia Elene Tevdoradze stressed that the data contained in materials, can afford to bring Saakashvili to justice for the conflict, in which case he could face from 30 years of imprisonment to life sentence.