South Ossetia has called on the world community to give a legal assessment of the criminal actions of Georgia

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 08:23

South Ossetia has again called on the world community to condemn the criminals - the perpetrators of the Zar tragedy, the Republic’s Foreign Ministry reports. The country's foreign policy department calls for a legal assessment of the actions of the Georgian leadership, "aimed at the destruction of the Ossetian people, and focus on efforts on influencing Georgia’s recognition of responsibility for the aggression committed and its results."

May 20 in South Ossetia is annually marked as the Day of Remembrance and Grief. On this day in 1992, at the height of the Georgian military aggression against South Ossetia, a column of refugees from South Ossetia was shot by Georgian extremists on a bypass road through the village of Zar. As a result of this barbaric action, 33 people were killed - mostly children, women, old people, and about 20 people were seriously injured.

The Day of Memory and Grief is a reminder of the exorbitantly high price that the Ossetian people paid for their freedom and independence, preserving their dignity and honor in the most difficult years of struggle.

“Unfortunately, this bloody crime of Georgian nationalists, which struck by its cruelty, remains unpunished to this day,” the message says.

At the place of the tragedy, in the village of Zar, at the memorial “Grieving Mother”, was held an action “Memory of the People”, in which took part the leadership of the Republic, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia. At the rally, they remembered the victims not only of the Zar tragedy, but also honored the memory of all those killed during the many years of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, who gave their lives in the struggle for the independence of their homeland.

The rally participants laid wreaths and flowers at the monument to the victims of the Zar tragedy, honored the dead with a minute of silence.

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