Interviews

The new Georgian government should take steps to ensure real security in the region - Murat Dzhioev

23/11/2013 - 09:40

Recently a new government led by Irakli Garibashvili came to power in Georgia. In his keynote speech to the parliamentarians Garibashvili also spoke on the issue of further participation of Georgia in the Geneva discussions. IA "Res" applied for comments on this matter to Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of South Ossetia for post-conflict settlement, the head of the South Ossetian delegation at the Geneva discussions on security in Transcaucasia Murat Dzhioev.

- The political forces that won the presidential elections in Georgia at the end of October 2013 actually had come to power a year ago, when the bloc "Georgian Dream" won a victory over supporters of Saakashvili at the parliamentary elections. The leader of this bloc Ivanishvili has repeatedly publicly stated the responsibility of Georgia and Saakashvili personally, for the war against the people of South Ossetia in August 2008. It was expected that the supporters of Ivanishvili not personally responsible for the atrocities of the regime of Saakashvili, would take real steps to normalize relations with South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
However, the statements made by some leaders of the Georgian government and non-constructive position of the Georgian delegation at the Geneva talks do not give rise to any euphoria.
Mr. Garibashvili told the parliamentarians that his government would "continue to participate in the Geneva talks to resolve the Russian-Georgian conflict and is not going to yield to Russia in the issue of the status of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region."
It follows that the Georgian authorities are stubbornly trying to move away from the main goal of the Geneva discussions and steer the conversation into the direction of the Russian-Georgian relations. In fact, the Geneva discussions are conducted in accordance with the Medvedev and Nicolas Sarkozy agreements after the Georgian attack on South Ossetia and their main goal is to ensure lasting security of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Georgia that is possible by the signing of legally binding bilateral agreements with solid international guarantees.
I`d like the new government of Georgia to assess and recognize the existing political realities, making steps to ensure real security in the region and to stop misleading the international community, trying to use it against the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
And more importantly - the status of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is not negotiable either in Geneva or anywhere else. It is determined by the peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and recognized by many countries.

Some Georgian NGOs call on their government to dismantle the border signs on the border between South Ossetia and Georgia. How would you comment on the situation on the state border?

- All the demarcation works at the state border between the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia, are carried out by the relevant services of South Ossetia in full accordance with the legislation and the sovereign right of the Republic of South Ossetia solely in the territory of South Ossetia at some distance from the border line. Neither the sovereignty, nor the territory of Georgia has been violated. If there are any attempts to dismantle the barrier or other structures, it will be considered a violation of our border and our frontier service will take all legal measures against the violators.

David Sanakoev: a priority of the foreign policy of South Ossetia remains cooperation with Russia

14/11/2013 - 19:58

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia David Sanakoev with IA "Res"

- What are today`s priorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?

First of all, the main priority in our foreign policy is to ensure worthy place for the Republic of South Ossetia in the international community. Success in foreign policy is inextricably linked to the dynamic development of the state, so we must apply all efforts to make the image of the Republic of South Ossetia maximally attractive to a broader development of relations with all countries of the world.

Murat Dzhioev: Do not see the obvious things and to see ahand of the "third force" in everything – is the old methodof zviadists

28/07/2013 - 17:12

July 23 Georgian internet portal "Georgia Online" published
an interview with the Deputy State Minister of Georgia for
Reintegration Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, who was a member of
the Georgian delegation at the Geneva discussions on
security in Transcaucasia. Since the statements of
Tsikhelashvili regarding the Geneva discussions seem tobe extremely subjective, the news agency "Res" asked the
Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of the Republic of South
Ossetia on post-conflict settlement Murat Dzhioev to
comment on them.
The Geneva discussions on security in Transcaucasia, and,
in particular, the last round were so often discussed in the
media, that one could not pay attention to the interview of
Ms. Tsikhelashvili, but for the extreme nationalism which
runs through the entire interview. From her first words, she
positions herself as the new Georgian government
spokesman, but her interview, -let the reader forgive me
for that word, - stinks of zviadizm (zviadizm is an extreme
form of Georgian nationalism and fascism, by name of the
former Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, not
recognized by the international community for his overtly
fascist policy and ideology). Ketevan Tsikhelashvili cannot
even pronounce the word "South Ossetia," using a name-
calling term "Samachablo" ("possessions of Machabeli"),
which Gamsakhurdia and his supporters retrieved in 1989
from the bowels of feudalism to more abusing and
humiliation of Ossetians (since the term "Samachablo" is in
no way equivalent to the term "South Ossetia"), whom
Gamsakhurdia was going to "sweep out by Georgian broom
", and Saakashvili planned to turn their land into the "open
field." Speaking about the participants of the Geneva
discussions, Tsikhelashvili does not even mention the
representatives of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, who are on
equal terms with all parties represented at the discussions.
She completely distorts the meaning and purpose of the
Geneva talks, calling them the talks in the Russian-
Georgian aspect. In fact, the Geneva discussions are
conducted in accordance with the agreements of Dmitry
Medvedev and Nicolas Sarkozy on August 12 and
September 8, 2008 and summon to ensure security in South
Ossetia and Abkhazia by Georgia that committed armed
aggression against South Ossetia in August 2008.
If the Georgian authorities and their supporters, Westerners,
are really interested in the positive course of the Geneva
talks, they should think over, whether this lady with her
views will be able to bring some positive notes in the
discussions. For several years the Georgian delegation at
the Geneva talks was headed by one of the ideologists of
saakashizm and one of the authors of the plan -"open
field", and currently one of the leaders of the Georgian
delegation is an outright zviadist. And then people are
surprised that there is no clear progress in the discussions.
- In the interview the report of the Independent Commission
of the European Union, which assessed the events of 2008,
is called the "biased European Report," "dictated by the
Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation."
After August 2008 the European Union has created an
Independent Commission of Inquiry into the war. The
Commission led by the Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini,
consisted of prominent European politicians, diplomats,
military men. After the laborious task the Commission drew
up an extensive report, which clearly stated that the war
against South Ossetia in August 2008 had been unleashed
by Georgia.
Of course, many people in Georgia and in the West did not
like this conclusion. At the same time, the main conclusion
of Tagliavini`s report and the responsibility of the Georgian
leadership was acknowledged by many prominent
politicians, whom it was very difficult to suspect of
sympathizing with the people of Ossetia and Russia, in
particular, Eduard Shevardnadze, Nino Burzhanadze, a son
of Zviad Gamsakhurdia - Tsotne Gamsakhurdia, a former
ambassador of France to Georgia Eric Fournet (for this act
he was obstructed in Georgia) and others.
The current head of the Georgian government, Bidzina
Ivanishvili has repeatedly talked about the responsibility of
Saakashvili that not only in Georgia but also in the West is
known exactly that Saakashvili launched the war in August
2008. Especially no one should doubt who and how was
preparing for the war, after the revelations of the Georgian
General Tristan Tsitelashvili. Georgian General speaks
directly about how in 2007, the Georgian authorities were
preparing for the war, carrying out provocations. He talks
about how on July 25 10,000 special black sacks were
brought to Gori, as explained - for corpses. Tsitelashvili
has added: "the fire on Tskhinval was opened by the
Georgian side on August 7, 2008!"
The fact that Ms. Tsikhelashvili does not want to see the
obvious things– is also the old method of zviadists, as well
as seeing a hand of the "third force" in everything.

Alan Gigolaev: mixed martial arts fighter should be brave and cool

15/09/2012 - 10:44

September 15 the Ossetian athlete Alan Gigolaev will defend his title of Georgia (USA) in mixed martial arts in the weight category up to 70 kilograms. Before the title fight Gigolaev told the correspondent of IA "Res" in detail about the upcoming bout, mixed martial arts trainings.

Even in Belgium Ossetians do not lose touch with their historical Native land

12/08/2011 - 09:31

In the mourning days devoted to the August war of 2008, the chairman of the International noncommercial Association «Renaissance Saendidzaen» Radion Pukhaev arrived in the RSO. In his interview to the correspondent of the news agency "Res" the head of the organization has told about the purpose of his visit, activity and his further plans.

- Radion, is your organization registered officially in the public authorities of Belgium (how it is called, where and when it is registered)?

- Our organization «Renaissance Saendidzaen» - is registered, and what is much important, it is the international organization. We were registered in 2009 and, certainly, the events of August, 2008 in South Ossetia promoted activization. We were organizing meeting, we tried to defend our point of view against interpretation of these events which prevailed not only in Belgium, but also in the West. I`d like to make an example. We have organized an exhibition; one Belgian journalist has come in and was amazed at what he had seen. «Why in Georgia there are no so large-scale destructions as in Ossetia», - he has asked. I gave him a book about the August events of 2008 in South Ossetia. He said that he would try to write about it through the blogs. I think, we have been right to do it -we should make ourselves known and should not expect for momentary results.

The problems of refugees and the displaced persons have been gradually resolving in the RSO

05/08/2011 - 16:43

The problem of socio-economic integration of refugees and the displaced persons is one of the most important in our Republic for today. It is a problem of vital importance, which has to be solved in the near future. The head of the department of social support of refugees at the Ministry of health and social development Kazbek Karsanov has informed the news agency «Res» about the state of affairs in this sphere.

News agency "Res": What is the quantity of refugees and the displaced persons from villages of the Republic during the Georgian aggression? What are their conditions of life?

- Today the quantity of refugees and the displaced persons is 3600 men. The majority of them has received this status in the nineties, the others- in 2008-2009. The stream of refugees does not stop, though, it is less than before. Unfortunately, the conditions of life have changed a little. Basically they live in the same public centres. Really, people live in bad conditions; we help them, as we can. But I hope that in the near future the situation will start to change for the better.

Boris Attoev: The special services of Georgia stand behind the all acts of terror in South Ossetia

08/05/2011 - 15:55

The Chairman of the Committee for State Security of the RSO Boris Attoev in his interview IA "Res" has told about the subversive activity of the Georgian special services against South Ossetia, the destructive forces in the Republic and cooperation of the south-ossetian special services with the foreign colleagues

What are the methods and the activity of the Georgian special services against South Ossetia?

First of all, on the eve of the holiday – the Day of the Great Victory, I would like to congratulate our veterans and all our society. All those people, who brought closer the victory in that great fight of our people for liberty, I wish them health, welfare and long years of life. As to the activity of the Georgian special services, it is aimed at destabilization of the situation in the Republic of South Ossetia. Even on the eve of the war in August 2008 the special services of Georgia have conducted several terrorist acts on the territory of South Ossetia, in the result of which the innocent people, including teenagers, perished. At the same time, for the reason of persuading our citizens to cooperate with them, they used blackmail, involved them in smuggling, planted drugs and false money on people. These methods are being used by them up to the present time. All the citizens of the RSO, regardless, if they are found on the territory of Georgia lawfully or not, are being observed attentively by the Georgian special services. They undergo psychological pressure for getting the information on military objects in the RSO, on political situation. The Special services make provocations for attracting people to the secret cooperation. Unfortunately, the analysis of the acts of terror in the RSO proves that the Georgian special services also attracted the citizens of the RSO to their activity. At the same time I would like to remind you that our legislation enables the discharge of criminal responsibility on the article 205 (the terrorism) and 275 (the high treason) of the Criminal code, in case of voluntary appearance of a person, cooperated with the foreign special services, forces and promoted prevention of the act of terror and wrecking of the reconnaissance actions, directed on violating safety in the Republic.

Georgy Kabisov: Rapid and reliable information should promptly reach the reader

23/07/2010 - 16:58

Today, on 23 July, is the 104th anniversary of the first Ossetian newspaper "Iron gazet". The Chairman of the State Committee for information, communication and media of the Republic of South Ossetia told journalists about the problems and perspectives of the work in this sector.

- 23 July is annually celebrated as the Day of Media in our Republic. Taking into account the recent tragedy killing our compatriots, we decided to postpone the event for a later date. I am running dew steps forward to say that we will be celebrating our media holiday wider and wider every year. Because, the contribution of journalists into the development of our Republic is immense, and so far, this input has not found due appreciation. This year, due to the reasons I have mentioned, we decided to limit the events only to the official part, that is to awarding of media representatives with state awards.

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