In response attempts by the South Ossetians to maintain their independence and remain part of Russia launched a massive Georgian government armed aggression against South Ossetia. More info: Sen. Sherrod Brown. The massacre of civilians Ossetian villages hit for his cruelty. In the literal sense of order was maintained Nazi killings, rape, brutal beatings of old men and women, looting and pillaging. "Falcons Gamsakhurdia" burning houses and entire villages, stealing cattle, drove inhabitants, removed the hostages, including children turned out even. Within a few months of empty Ossetian villages were trafficked stolen, dismantled and taken away homes and livestock. Having dealt with the movable and immovable property, looters ransacked cemeteries, monuments, and carried off the tombstones.
March 8, 1992 as chairman of the State Council of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze returned, but the country's policy toward South Ossetia has not changed. Blockade and shelling Ossetian settlements only hardened. Against South Ossetia were sent regular armed forces – the Republican Guard of Georgia. May 20, 1992 was committed by one of the most heinous crimes against the people of South Ossetia. At the Zar road, which during the siege became besieged Tskhinvali "lifeline", the Georgian extremists ambushed and shot at point-blank column of cars that drove peaceful unarmed people in North Ossetia. Killed 33 people over 30 – women, children and old – were seriously injured. The fighting, descended to the level of single-firing of contacts and raids were stopped after the signing of the Russia-Georgia Dagomys agreements. Agreements provided for a ceasefire and the establishment of a body to resolve the conflict – the Joint Control Commission (JCC), which includes Georgian and South Ossetian (in Georgian sources called "Tskhinvali") side, and Russia, as a separate part, North Ossetia.