The first official visit: the head of the DPR arrived with a delegation in Tskhinval

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 12:36

The red carpet and the company of the guard of honor in front of the administration building of the President of South Ossetia - this is how the head of the DPR was greeted

The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin on Thursday morning took part in the ceremony of laying flowers at the Memorial of the Fatherland Defenders at school number 5 in Tskhinval.

A ceremony was held in Tskhinval for the meeting of the President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov and the head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin. On the central square of Tskhinval, in front of the presidential administration building, a consolidated company and an honor guard orchestra are lined up.

Anatoly Bibilov and Denis Pushilin shook hands and solemnly walked along the red carpet to the building where the official meeting is currently taking place.

President of South Ossetia introduced the members of the government, and the head of the DPR- members of his delegation.

This is the first official visit to South Ossetia by Denis Pushilin with his wife as the head of the DPR. The delegation also includes Chairman of the People’s Council of the DPR Vladimir Bidevka, head of the "Donetsk Republic " faction Valery Skorokhodov and deputy Sergei Prokopenko.

Pushilin arrived in Tskhinval the day before at the head of the official delegation of the Donetsk People’s Republic to participate in celebrations on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the founding of the Republic.

On Wednesday evening, the guest of honor was met on the border of the Republic according to the Ossetian traditions, with three pies and a glass of beer.

Denis Pushilin will stay in South Ossetia for three days.

Within the framework of the official visit, will also take place a meeting of the delegations in an expanded format.

The head of the DPR will also take part in the events dedicated to the celebration of Republic Day of South Ossetia - September 20.

South Ossetia in 2014 recognized the independence of the DPR and the LPR. Between Tskhinval and the republics are established diplomatic relations. In Donetsk and Lugansk there are representations of South Ossetia, in Tskhinval - representations of the DPR and the LPR

On May 11, 2017, the heads of South Ossetia and the DPR - Anatoly Bibilov and Alexander Zakharchenko - concluded the Friendship and Mutual Assistance Agreement, December 19, 2018, a similar agreement was concluded with the LPR.

South Ossetia (in addition to the LPR) is the only official partner of the Donetsk People's Republic in the international arena.

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