Hmm. The poor, oppressed South Ossetians whom the Russians had to save from Great Georgian Imperialism are ethnically cleansing South Ossetia. I'm sure they don't have Russian permission to do this. Their army must be too overstretched to stop groups of punks with torches.
Don't worry, though, the EU is on the case!
Q: Do you think international community could give real guarantees of safety in the buffer zones?Yeah, maybe not.
HUMAN RIGHTS POOBAH: In the buffer zone it ought to be possible after some time because there will be a massive presence of European Union monitors.
But don't worry! Soft power to the rescue! Here comes...vigorous debate!
Hey, Georgia, call the Bosnians and see how relying on the EU worked out for them.