Archive - 2011


Fri, 11/02/2011 - 16:21

Governments of South Ossetia and Russia Sign Agreement on Cooperation in Prevention of and Response to Emergency Situations

The Governments of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation signed an agreement on cooperation in prevention and response to emergencies, reported the press service of the Embassy of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation.
"The signing took place in Moscow. For the Russian side, the agreement was signed by the Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief (EMERCOM) Sergey Shoigu , for the South Ossetian side the EMERCOM Minister of the Republic of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov signed the agreement", reported the press-service.

Fri, 11/02/2011 - 13:37

Kokoity: Georgia plans to bring toxic drugs in South Ossetia

There is a large number of life-threatening drugs which are planned to be illegally distributed on the territory of South Ossetia. This was stated by South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity at a meeting on health issues. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Domenti Kulumbegov, Head of the presidential administration Arsen Gagloev, Health Minister Otar Gassiev.

Fri, 11/02/2011 - 13:35

The use of funds for treatment of victims of August war to be checked in South Ossetia

South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity tasked to verify proper use of funds allocated to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of South Ossetia for treatment and rehabilitation of people affected by the Georgian aggression in August 2008. Corresponding instruction has been given to the Chairman of the State Control Committee and Economic Security of South Ossetia Batraz Tokazov at the working session, which was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Domenti Kulumbegov, Head of the presidential administration Arsen Gagloev and Health Minister Otar Gassiev.


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:40

South Ossetian MFA: Only a Non-Use of Force Agreement with International Guarantees Might Be Taken Seriously

The promise not to use force voiced by the Georgian President Saakashvili at Munich Security Conference cannot be taken seriously without a corresponding agreement with international guarantees signed, the South Ossetian Deputy Foreign Minister Alan Pliev told IA RES commenting on the speech of the Georgian leader at Munich Security Conference. "Saakashvili is trying to promise in words what South Ossetia, with mediation of the OSCE, the Russian Federation and other parties concerned, is calling for through reinforcing it in a written agreement, namely, to sign a document with non-sue of force commitments. Only this kind of an agreement with international guarantees might be taken seriously, but not the promises of the Georgian leader, taking into account the fact that his address with a call for peace on the eve of 8 August, 20008, was followed with the massive shelling of Tskhinval and Georgian aggression against South Ossetia", said Pliev.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:34

South Ossetia and the Russian Federation To Sign Several Inter-State Agreements

South Ossetia and the Russian Federation are going to sign five inter-state agreement on cooperation, reported the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Murat Djioev at the meeting of Ministers and heads of government agencies at the President's Office.
"We are preparing for the signing of three agreements. On 11 February, an inter-state agreement on cooperation in prevention of and response to emergency situations between EMERCOMs is to be signed. Similar cooperation agreements will be signed between Ministries of Health and in the field of development of informational technologies", said Djioev.


Thu, 03/02/2011 - 17:48

IPRM Meeting to Take Place In Ergneti

Tomorrow, on February 4, a meeting within the frameworks of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) to take place in the Georgian village of Ergenti located in the area adjacent to the border with South Ossetia.
According head of South Ossetian delegation in the IPRM Merab Chigoev reported to IA RES, one of the issues that the South Ossetian delegation intends to raise at tomorrow's meeting is the fate of the Russian constructor detained by Georgian authorities on 14 January.

Thu, 03/02/2011 - 11:55

Russian Organization to Search for Missing South Ossetians

General Lebed Peace Mission is planning to start search for the persons missing in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict of 1989-2008. As the head of the regional branch of the organization in North Ossetia Alan Tatarov told IA RES, the work of the organization is being discussed with the South Ossetian leadership.
"This year we are starting the project of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation to assist in tracing people missing during the Georgian-Ossetian conflict from 1989 to 2008. For these purposes the Public Chamber allocated necessary funding", said the Tatars.
According to him, at the initial stage it is planned to collect information on missing persons and their relatives.


Mon, 31/01/2011 - 14:58

Aid Provided to Fire-Affected Residents of Dzau District

The families that were left homeless after the recent fire in Dzau District of South Ossetia are being provided with aid, reported the Head of Dzau Administration Pavel Kumaritov.
"We provided the fire victims with trailers, kitchen ware, cloths and food", he noted.
Next week, we will install two more trailers. There people can live as long as the problem of housing is not settled. In addition, upon the initiative of district administration, a donation campaign was organized. Residents of the district share the most needed things with the fire victims; they also collect money.

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 14:56

TRANSKAM highway is functioning in its routine mode

The Transcaucasian highway is functioning in its routine mode, reported the Deputy Minister for Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) of South Ossetia Sergey Sanakoev. According to him, SO EMERCOM brigades were cleaning the road from the snow at TransKAM.
"Yesterday, on 30 January, as a result of heavy snowfall, the level of precipitation reached 10-12 cm. The snowfall had stopped in the morning on January 31. Brigades are clearing the road and this does not hamper the traffic ", said Sanakoev.


Thu, 27/01/2011 - 18:43

Human Rights Situation in Georgia and South Ossetia

Briefing by the NGO “Renaissance” (“Sandidzan”)
United Nations Office in Geneva

27 January 2011

The key topic of the event is, as you could have read in the announcement, the human rights situation in Georgia and South Ossetia. We have organized this briefing, for Georgia will tomorrow undergo the Universal Periodic Review – the procedure that allows international community to evaluate in a fair and objective manner the situation on the ground. But nevertheless sometimes UPR encounters a lack of information, and we see a positive role of the NGO community and the civil society as a whole in providing a more comprehensive account of the current state of affairs on the ground.