Archive - 16/7/2011

Sat, 16/07/2011 - 17:22

Merab Chigoev: Georgia purposefully tries to discredit the Russian Federation as the peacemaker in South Ossetia

Flash-poll: Recently Georgia has speeded up provocations at the frontier zone, including illegal crossing of the RSO border, the frontier-guards shooting and the groundless charges of South Ossetia of the incidents. In your opinion, what aims does the Georgian leadership pursue by these actions and what are the possible counter-measures?

Merab Chigoev, the Deputy Plenipotentiary of the President of the RSO on post conflict settlement:

The purposes which are pursued by the Georgian leadership are obvious and they mostly touch not problems connected with South Ossetia, but the Georgian-Ossetian relations. Being more definite, the constant statements of Georgia that they have caught Russian agents, is nothing more than spy mania, plus unreasonable charges of South Ossetia of the incidents which happen at the border. All these facts testify that Georgia purposefully tries to discredit the Russian Federation as the peacemaker in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and as much as possible tries to receive any political dividends, using forbidden tricks and methods. In this sphere the Georgian mass media, absolutely subordinated to the authorities and being their megaphone, are actively used. The evidence of it is the recent incident in the village Knolevi (Georgia) in immediate proximity from the border of the RSO. I do not know whether it was a casual shot or not, but the young woman has been killed, and the Georgian mass-media instantly have, as if at the command, discharged theit anger upon South Ossetia, accusing it that the shot has been made on the part of the RSO, though they should really have known that the shot was made in the village Knolevi. Similar actions suggest that Georgia tries to discredit first of all the peace-loving policy of Russia, the Russian military men and frontier guards, and, at the same time, of course, our young Republic and our relevant structures which protect our frontier.