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The fight between Russia and Georgia over separatists South Ossetia in August 2008 (known as the South Ossetia crisis) once again highlighted the significance of the principle of the prohibition of the use of force outlined in the Charter of the United Nations. This article examines legality of Russia's claim to protect its nationals' right of self-determination by using its military force. We will also discuss reactions of other states as well as the UNSC to the Russia's military intervention.