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News Release of the North Caucasus Military Command on the Exercise "Kavkaz-2009"

01/07/2009 - 19:21

From 29 June to 6 July 2009, in accordance with the Training Plan of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, strategic exercise of the North Caucasus Military Command "Kavkaz 2009" will be carried out under the supervision of the Chief of the RF Armed Forces' Joint Staff, Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, General Nikolay Makarov.
Staff of North Caucasus Military Command troops are engaged in the "Kavkaz 2009" exercise, as well as the interacting and subordinate structures of Air Force and Air Defense, the Caspian fleet, Novorossiysk Naval, Regional Border-guard Department of the Southern Federal District FSB, North Caucasus Regional Command of the RF Interior Ministry Internal Troops and Airborne Troops.
The "Kavkaz 2009" exercise will be conducted on the territory of Karasnodar and Stavropol krai, Astrakhan, Volgograd and Rostov oblast, North Ossetia-Alania, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Karachaevo-Cherkessia and Chechnya.

The RSO President Eduard Kokoity visited the military range

01/07/2009 - 19:19

The President of the Republic of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity together with the Defense Minister Yuri Tanaev visited the military range. Eduard Kokoity saw the living conditions of recruits and those of the battalion deployed in the field. The President checked the premises, the canteen and the medical point there.
"I have personally seen the conditions you are living in and the messing.

Eduard Kokoity held a meeting on housing reconstruction in South Ossetia

01/07/2009 - 19:16

The President of the Republic of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity held a meeting deoted to reconstruction of private and municipal housing partly or completely destroyed during the Georgian aggression in August 2008. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chairman of the RSO Government, Minister of Health and Social Welfare Nugzar Gabaraev, the Minister of Finance Inal Pukhaev, Prosecutor General Teimuraz Khugaev, Chairman of the State Committee for implementation of rehabilitation projects Zurab Kabisov, Chairman of the Committee for State Control and Economic Security Batradz Tokazov and Tskhinval Major Robert Guliev.
The RSO President listened to the briefing notes made by the meeting participants on the process of reconstruction of private and municipal housing, distribution of humanitarian aid and utilization of funds allocated from the special bank account to the population affected by the Georgian aggression. While discussing the issue of housing reconstruction, Eduard Kokoity mentioned that "advance funds had been already allocated for construction works. I would like to know how many houses we are ready to start with. Time was lost while all these issues were under discussion through the Inter-Agency Commission (IAC) and we should do as much as we can. Each person is important. Any delay is inexcusable. The population is waiting for concrete results of our work".

South Ossetian Delegation will focus on security issues in Geneva

01/07/2009 - 19:14

The South Ossetian delegation left for Geneva to participate in the 6th round of Geneva discussions on security and stability in the South Caucasus planned for 1 July, the Special Representative for Post Conflict Settlement Boris Chochiev told IA RES.
According to Chochiev, "the 6th round of Geneva discussions on security and stability in the SOuth Caucasus will fully focus on security issues. We are taking with us a draft Memorandum on non-use if force and we expect that the EU and other international organizations will engage in the discussion on this problem".
"The security issue is crucial for us. We need guarantees that Georgia will not perfidiously attack our country again. I would like to remind that so far the legally bounding document guaranteeing non-use of force by Georgia against South Ossetia foreseen by the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreements has not been signed, and today it is necessary to take into account the threats caused by remilitarization of Georgia and the revanchist plans of its authorities", underscored Chochiev.

On the meeting of the State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia G. Karasin with the Foreign Minister of South Ossetia M.Djioev and Special Representative of South Ossetia's President for Post-Conflict Settlement B. Chochiev

27/06/2009 - 13:25

On 24 June, a meeting of the State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation G.Karasin with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of South Ossetia M.Djioev and Special Representative of South Ossetia's President for Post-Conflict Settlement B.Chochiev.
During the thorough discussion, the newly emerged situation in the South Caucasus with the withdrawal of the OSCE monitoring mission in are of the Georgian-Ossetian borderline was touched upon. Both parties expressed their common disappointment about the approach of the Western states towards the presence of the international observers in this region and the reluctance of these states to take into account the political and legal circumstances in this region.

Tskhinval without water

27/06/2009 - 13:24

As a result of a failure at the Edis-Tskhinval water pipeline, the capital city of Tskhinval is again without water. As reported by the Head of Tskhinval Water Pipeline Ruslan Bukulov, the failure happened on 24 June in the village of Andis, Tskhinval District.

The first session of the Parliament Presidium

25/06/2009 - 13:11

The first session of the Parliament Presidium was held chaired by the Parliament Speaker Stanislav Kochiev. At the beginning of the session, Stanislav Kochiev congratulated the Parliament with its first session and expressed his believe in the Parliament’s future fruitful work. During the session, the functions of the Parliament committees were approved and distributed among the Parliament members.

The South Ossetian Parliament session took place in Tskhinval to elect deputy speakers and approve the staff structure of the Parliament

25/06/2009 - 13:09

The South Ossetian Parliament session took place in Tskhinval to elect deputy speakers and approve the staff structure of the Parliament. The Parliament will have three Deputy Speakers (instead of two with the previous Parliament). These are Zurab Kokoev, Yuri Dzitsoity and Mira Tskhovrebova – all are members to the Political Party “Edinstvo”.
The number of the Parliament committees has also increased – instead of six in the previous Parliament there are nine:
Amiran Dyakonov (Political Party Edinstvo) was elected as the Chair to the Committee on Legislation, Rule of Law and Local Governance
Yuri Dzitsoiti (Political Party Edinstvo) was elected as the Chair to the Committee for foreign policy and inter-parliamentary relations
Edrik Dudaity (People’s Party) was elected as the Chair to the Committee on Defense and Security
Mair Sanakoev (People’s Party) was elected as the Chair to the Committee on Budget and Taxation

South Ossetia still refuses to participate in Ergneti meetings

23/06/2009 - 13:04

Today, on 23 June, upon the initiative of the EUMM, a meeting of the working group within the frames of Geneva Incident Prevention and Reaction Mechanism (IPRM) should have been held.
As reported by the Head of the Working Group for the South Ossetian side Merab Chigoev, the meeting was planned to take place in the village of Ergneti, on the territory adjacent to the border of South Ossetia.
“Upon our initiative, this meeting has been earlier postponed due to the non-constructive approach of the Georgian delegation”, emphasized Chigoev.

Exchange of detainees discussed in Ergneti

23/06/2009 - 12:58

Upon the proposal of the OSCE Greek Chairman-in-Office (CiO) Special Representative Ambassador Christopoulos Charalampos, a meeting between the representatives of the South Ossetian and the Georgian side was held in the village of Ergneti.
As reported by the Head of South Ossetian Delegation Merab Chigoev, issues related to exchange of citizens of South Ossetia and Georgia, either under investigation or sentenced, kept in pre-trial facilities or in prison, were discussed.

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