Armed Forces of South Ossetia are conducting routine exercise

07/08/2009 - 09:39

Armed Forces of South Ossetia are conducting a routine exercise to increase their level of combat readiness and professionalism. The exercise are conducted at the fire-range of the Ministry of Defense, few kilometers from Tskhinval. Here, motorized infantry battalions and artillerists are rotating for two-week trainings. A bit farther, a tank training area is located. At the fire-range, the infantry personnel are having fire exercise while tank crews are mastering their driving skills.

South Ossetian Interior Ministry personnel are put on alert

07/08/2009 - 09:38

The South Ossetian Interior Ministry Units are put on alert, reported the acting Interior Minister Valery Valiev. “In connection to many events devoted to the 1st anniversary of tragic August 2008 in South Ossetia, it is necessary to take all measures to ensure security to the Republic’s residents and visitors during the upcoming days”, said Valiev.

Eduard Kokoity signed the Decree appointing the Prime-Minister of South Ossetia

07/08/2009 - 09:37

The RSO President signed the Decree on appointing Vadim Brovtsev as the Chairman of South Osseitan Government. The RSO Parliament approved the nomination made by the RSO President . As stated by Eduard Kokoity, he would be fully supporting the actions of the new Government Chairman. "I suggested to the new Prime-Minister meeting all the members of the Government and preparing all suggestions on forming new Government within a week. From my side, there will be full support and confidence", said Kokoity.

Eduard Kokoity ordered to close the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia

06/08/2009 - 17:41

From 4 August, 2400 hrs, the state border of South Ossetia with Georgia is closed, stated the RSO President Eduard Kokoity at the meeting with law and defense structures' senior officials. Eduard Kokoity stressed the frequent provocations by the Georgian side and the risk of swine flu reaching South Ossetia; the disease cases had been already recorded in Georgia.

Eduard Kokoity discussed with power structures the security situation at South Ossetia's borderline

06/08/2009 - 17:38

The RSO President Eduard Kokoity held a meeting with power structures' heads to discuss the security situation at the border between South Ossetia and Georgia. As the Yury Tanaev, the RSO Defense Minister stressed, shelling of the territory of South Ossetia from the Georgian side became frequent. "Georgian armed forces are intensifying their presence along the borderline. Movement of armored vehicles closer to our territory has been lately observed", reported Tanaev. He characterized these actions as provocative, aiming at inducing the South Ossetian and Russian armed forces into armed confrontation to impose pressure over the authorities of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation at the international level.

Eduard Kokoity: "The reconstruction plan is being implemented in accordance with the schedule"

06/08/2009 - 17:30

The RSO President participated in the opening ceremony at the newly installed power supply line "Tskhinval – Grom". The ceremony was held on 5 August in Tskhinval. RSO Government members attended the ceremony.
"It is the first stage. We are planning to install electric line to Leningor district. Today, the line section connecting the village of Grom has been put into operation. Other lines are to be brought to the condition to ensure power supply for Tskhinval district within a month, to those villages, which were under Georgian occupation", said Eduard Kokoity.

RSO MFA: "There are sound reasons to talk about intentioned aggravation of the situation by Georgia"

06/08/2009 - 17:24

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia Murat Djioev sent an official letter to Hansjorg Haber, the Head of the EUMM in Georgia.
As reported the MFA Press-Service, Murat Djioev addressed an appeal to objectively assess the situation evolving in the area of responsibility of the EUMM to use all means available within the EUMM mandate to ensure security of the Republic of South Ossetia and prevent a new escalation of tension in the region.
The RSO Foreign Minister stated that "the received information proved concerns over the probability of Georgia's masterminding a series of steps to destabilize the situation scheduled for the 1st anniversary of Georgia's aggression against South Ossetia in August 2008 and the events dedicated to this tragedy".

The August 2008 events to be discussed at a round-table "South Ossetia: five days in August"

06/08/2009 - 17:21

Within the fames of the arrangements and events devoted to the 1st anniversary of tragic 2008 August in South Ossetia, on 7 August a round-table "South Ossetia: five days in August" will be held in Tskhinval, reported the RSO Government Administration. Similar round-tables will take place in Moscow, Vladikavkaz, and Brussels, organized by regional public organization "Vozrozhdenie" (Revival). The round-tables will be connected through a space bridge Tskhinval-Vladikavkaz-Moscow-Brussels (RIA-NOVOSTI).

Appeal of the Republic of South Ossetia to the UN General Secretary, EU Chairmanship, Chairperson-in-Office of OSCE, the Heads of States of the World

05/08/2009 - 18:49

In connection with the anniversary of beginning of armed aggression of Georgia against the Republic of South Ossetia in the August of 2008.

In several days it will be the anniversary of the tragic events of the August 2008 when the Republic of South Ossetia exposed to well-placed and unprecedented to its size armed aggression from the Georgian side.

RSO Government session

04/08/2009 - 13:52

The RSO President Eduard Kokoity held a session with the members of the RSO Government, heads of governmental agencies and committees to discuss issues related to security, environment, pricing, etc.
The session was opened with the report of the RSO power structures' representatives. It was stressed that from now on the Russian military base contingent deployed on the territory of South Ossetia will be implementing security arrangements in relation to the upcoming 1st anniversary of the Georgian aggression. These measures will include military training on the territory of South Ossetia.