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Cost of Conflict

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘There is nothing worse than war’

‘When they started setting houses on fire, and burned down my cousins’ houses, we were forced to run away. We were afraid that they would burn us all. So we ran.’

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘I am not convinced, even now, that everything is over’

‘My Soviet childhood was very happy. I thought that my whole life would be like a fairy tale. But the fairy tale ended abruptly.’

Voice from the Georgian–South Ossetian conflict | ‘There is no alternative to peace’

‘The cost of conflict is enormous. The most precious part of what I had — the best period of my life — my young age was claimed by this conflict. This is going to haunt me all my life.’

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