"The Russia–Georgia War of 2008 (also known as the 2008 South Ossetia War, Five-Day War or August War) was an armed conflict in August 2008 between Georgia on one side, and Russia and the separatist South Ossetia and Abkhazia on the other.
The 1991–92 South Ossetia War between ethnic Georgians and Ossetians had left slightly more than a half of South Ossetia under de facto control of a Russian-backed, internationally unrecognised government.
Most ethnic Georgian parts of South Ossetia remained under the control of Georgia, with Georgian, North Ossetian and Russian Joint peacekeeping force present in the territories.
A similar situation existed in Abkhazia after the War in Abkhazia (1992–93).
Increasing tensions escalated during the summer months of 2008. On 5 August, a Russian spokesman said Russia would defend Russian citizens in South Ossetia if they were attacked."
Feels like the Ukrainian territory around the Black Sea is suddenly in play.
Would not be surprised if Putin makes a military move, as he has already done the same thing only different, and got away with it.