Georgia: Protecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Russia: Merely following the Kosovo precedent as established by the peace-loving West.
This is a hot war where neither side can escape fault nor be faulted for starting it.
Of course, the Russians have already bombed a Georgian city and there are unconfirmed reports the Georgians are engaging in ethnic cleansing...
I just went through all my bookmarks and Catholic news outlets are silent on a war between two Christian countries, even if they are by and large Orthodox.