From AFP: Georgia sparked a five-day war with Russia last year by attacking rebel South Ossetia, an investigating team said Wednesday, but it also accused Moscow of violating international law.

In a report of some 1,150 pages handed to EU ambassadors Wednesday, the 19-member commission found that while Russia had ratcheted up tensions prior to the conflict, Georgia fired the first shots.

Yet despite the conclusions, both sides claimed the probe found in their favour, even though pressure is sure to mount on Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.

Text of EU Report. (photo: Reuters)