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Dmitry Medvedev arrived in South Ossetia

20/07/2009 - 16:03

The President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev arrived South Ossetia. Upon arrival in Tskhinval, he was welcomed by the RSO President Eduard Kokoity, members of the South Ossetian Governments. Inhabitants of Tskhinval gathered at the central square of the city to greet the Russian President with prolonged applause.
A meeting between the two Presidents was held afterwards.

The RSO MFA News Release in relation to the visit of the Russian Federation President ot South Ossetia

20/07/2009 - 16:01

On 13 July 2009, the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev was paying a visit to South Ossetia. He arrived with his first working visit in Tskhinval upon the invitation of the RSO President Eduard Kokoity.
A meeting between the RF President Dmitry Medvedev and RSO President Eduard Kokoity was held. During the meeting which was held in friendly and constructive atmosphere, issues related to further development of relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia, reconstruction of South Ossetia after the armed aggression of Georgia and perspectives for inter-governmental cooperation in various sectors were discussed.

Eduard Kokoity: Our people will always remember the great mission fulfilled by the Russian Federation

20/07/2009 - 15:58

Russia is building up sold relationships with our state, and this proves that it fully implements its commitments, stated the RSO President Eduard Kokoity commenting to media the results of his meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Dmitri Medvedev.
According ot him, the two presidents had discussed a wide range of issues. “Dmitry Anatolievich showed his understanding and support to the actions taken by the leadership of South Ossetia with the fact that the reconstruction of private housing is a top priority for us. We expect signing about 30 project agreements with the Russian Federation. All these processes with reconstruction of South Ossetia will be intensified and many problems which we encountered will be settled more rapidly. I woul like to stress that there is full mutual understanding and support”, said the RSO President.

Eduard Kokoity: Our people will always remember the great mission fulfilled by the Russian Federation

20/07/2009 - 15:58

Russia is building up sold relationships with our state, and this proves that it fully implements its commitments, stated the RSO President Eduard Kokoity commenting to media the results of his meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Dmitri Medvedev.
According ot him, the two presidents had discussed a wide range of issues. “Dmitry Anatolievich showed his understanding and support to the actions taken by the leadership of South Ossetia with the fact that the reconstruction of private housing is a top priority for us. We expect signing about 30 project agreements with the Russian Federation. All these processes with reconstruction of South Ossetia will be intensified and many problems which we encountered will be settled more rapidly. I woul like to stress that there is full mutual understanding and support”, said the RSO President.

The RSO Minister for Foreign Affairs Murat Djioev comments on the 13 July working visit of the RF President Dmitry Medvedev to the Republic of South Ossetia

20/07/2009 - 15:56

Russia saved the people of South Ossetia from extermination during Georgia’s aggression in August 2008. Russia recognized the Republic of South Ossetia, established diplomatic relations, concluded a treaty of friendship and cooperation and is providing assistance in social and economic revival and maintenance of security after the 20 years of permanent aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia. The first working visit of the Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev to the Republic of South Ossetia speaks for the fact that Russia will further on develop the friendly relations with our young state, implement joint projects in various sectors to the benefit of the people and to support peace in the Caucasus.

The Minister for Press and Media Irina Gagloeva comments on the visit of the Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev to RSO

20/07/2009 - 15:54

The visit of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev to the Republic of South Ossetia is an important event not only for South Ossetia, but for the world policy. This is a sign of deep-rooted, well-thought and democratic actions. This is the real and constructive action by the Super Power targeted exclusively at peace and stability in the South Caucasus.
The visit of Dmitry Medvedev once again proved the positive role of Russia in the Caucasus policy.
Concrete and realistic approach in Russia’s strategy is obvious.
The visit of Dmitry Medvedev was long awaited. South Ossetia has a special attitude towards Russia, a respect based on centuries old links.
During the visit, the sides once again confirmed the strategy for further cooperation in accordance with the international and legal documents signed between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation.

The Parliament Speaker Meets the Head of the Russian Office of "Amnesty International"

09/07/2009 - 13:16

The RSO Parliament Speaker Stanislav Kochiev received the Head of the Russian office of "Amnesty International" (AI) Sergey Nikitin. The meeting focused on human right situation in South Ossetia and Georgia during and after the war in August 2008. According to Nikitin, the AI issued a report "Peaceful population on the front-line: Russian-Georgian conflict". "My colleagues in London are planning to issue a sequel report to survey the current human rights situation. I am staying in Tskhinval today and tomorrow, my colleagues are in Georgia. The are also having meetings with officials. Today I had a meeting with the Minister of Press and the Tskhinval city Mayor. I am planning to meet the Prosecutor General and the Interior Minister. For tomorrow, meetings with Murat Djioev, the Foreign Minister and the Human Rights Commissioner to the President of South Ossetia David Sanakoev have been scheduled", said Nikitin.

Boris Chochiev: “The Geneva talks are the only venue where we can discuss acute problems with Georgia”

09/07/2009 - 13:14

The Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement Boris Chochiev told IA RES about the 6th round of Geneva talks taking place on 1 July
Boris Chochiev: Back in February, an agreement on Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) was achieved within the frames of the Geneval talks. We agreed that all organizational issues will be discussed and settled at the Mechanism meetings. As you know, there were two meetings held – in Ergneti and in Dvani. None of these meetings resulted in our agreement on chairmanship of the meetings. We have suggested two variants. Representatives of Russia and the EU might co-chair the meetings, since these are the signatories of the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreements. We had also proposed that chairmanship at the meetings would be rotating between the participating sides. None of our proposals was adopted.

The RSO Parliament discussed the draft law “On Defense”

09/07/2009 - 13:12

At today’s session, the members of the RSO Parliament discussed the draft law “On Defense” and the assignment of Carina Tskhovrebova as the judge to the Supreme Court of South Ossetia.
As reported by the press-service of the RSO Parliament, the MPs approved the candidature of Carina Tskhovrebova proposed by the RSO President as a judge to the Supreme Court, and adopted the Law “On Defense” in the first hearing.

Council of Europe rejected the participation of young journalists from South Osseti in |Peace Camp"

09/07/2009 - 13:07

On 5-12 July, in Germany, the Council of Europe (CoE) is holding a youth "Peace Camp" on settlement and transformation of conflicts. Representatives of South Ossetia should have also participated. However, as the Chairperson of the Association of Young Journalists Irina Kelekhsaev told IA RES, the participation of representatives from South Ossetia and Abkhazia was rejected – the facilitators explained the refusal with the fact that "the Embassies of Germany and France found it impossible to issue visas to these participants".

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