Interviews

Elbrus Kargiev: “Much, if not everything, depends on the leadership of South Ossetia”

15/06/2009 - 09:25

The Ambassador Extraordinary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Ossetia Elbrus Kargiev told IA RES about the domestic and foreign policy of Russia and economic and political situation in South Ossetia.
– On 12 June, the Day of Russia is celebrated. What would you like to tell about Russia, its domestic and foreign policy?

Informational Agency RES held a press-conference in Tskhinval. The RSO President Eduard Kokoity answered journalists’ questions

24/04/2009 - 11:05

The population of both South Ossetia and North Ossetia is very much concerned about the events happening now in Georgia, the protest rallies. However, the leadership of Georgia is trying to differently interpret the events, as if it were Russia’s starting up some actions against Georgia. Nothing of the kind is taking place, the situation is stable, said RSO President Eduar Kokoity commenting the current developments in South Ossetia.
”There is a will of certain circles to destabilize the not only because of events in Georgia, but also due to our own pre-election campaign. Therefore, I would like to address all inhabitants of North and South Ossetia to remain calm. Presently, the armed forces of Georgia are unable to resist neither the armed forces of South Ossetia nor to the military contingent of the RF in SO. Therefore, I consider it senseless to have this kind of concerns.

Boris Chochiev: The Position of Human Rights Organizations is Unclear

24/04/2009 - 11:00

The IA RES had published a video record proving that three citizens of South Ossetia were abducted by Georgian law enforcement bodies, however no reaction from international human rights organizations followed.
Boris Chochiev, Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement:
It has been already four day and there is no reaction from international human rights organizations. Meanwhile, the video record gives a clear evidence that the South Ossetian citizens were captured by Georgian special services and these three persons were subjected to torture
Unfortunately, the policy of double standards tends to prevail in the activities of the EU and OSCE observers in the areas bordering with South Ossetia, where the abducted people were initially kept. Today, we know nothing about their fate and there are no guarantees that it there will be any clarification.

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