Russia WAS the invading country.
sorry meat, been away... see below
"The 1991–1992 South Ossetia War between Georgians and Ossetians left most of South Ossetia under control of an internationally-unrecognised regional government backed by Russia. Some Georgian inhabited parts remained under the control of Georgia. This mirrored the situation in Abkhazia. Already increasing tensions escalated during the summer months of 2008.
During the night from 7–8 August 2008, Georgia launched a large-scale military attack in South Ossetia. The following day Russia deployed combat troops in South Ossetia "
point: cnn is full of poo. your country wants you to be afraid of russia (and china, watching cnn this week, they only refer to china as communist china" which is funny cause your guys are kinda forced to be nice to them seeing that they own you)