The key to victory for South Ossetia was the support of Russia, - President

Fri, 20/09/2019 - 18:13

The Russian army brought peace to South Ossetia

The South Ossetian people are celebrating one of their most beloved national holidays - Republic Day - the twenty-ninth anniversary of the statehood of South Ossetia, said President Anatoly Bibilov, speaking at a military parade on the 29th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic.

He has reminded that the South Ossetian Autonomous Region was transformed into the Republic of South Ossetia by a resolution and a Declaration on State Sovereignty, adopted on September 20, 1990 by a session of the regional Council of People’s Deputies.

“This historic decision was a response to a number of steps of the Georgian authorities aimed at the elimination of South Ossetian autonomy. Radical nationalists, who established total control in Georgia, relied on the massive support of the Georgian society. Their main ideas were the establishment of an ethnocratic regime, severe suppression of the non-Georgian population, the abolition of the autonomies and the secession of Georgia from the USSR, ”the head of state said.

According to him, the risk of a repetition of the events of the 1920 genocide was obvious to Ossetians.

“The Soviet Union was falling apart before our eyes, the union center was not able to withstand destructive forces and rampant aggressive nationalism, and the actions of its top leadership verged on direct betrayal of the country's interests,” Bibilov said in his speech. - In this situation, it was necessary to rely primarily on our own forces, the necessity of creating our own state structures capable of protecting the interests of the people was obvious. This task was accomplished by the adoption of the Declaration on State Sovereignty of South Ossetia and the transformation of the autonomous region into the Republic.”

The president continued that the legitimate attempts of South Ossetia to defend their rights by legal, civilized methods, Georgia responded by liquidating the autonomy of South Ossetia, and intensifying the persecution of Ossetians.

“The militants of the armed groups of the Georgian nationalist organizations launched ethnic cleansing against Ossetians, armed aggression began,” the head of the Republic emphasized. - The enemy sought to wipe South Ossetia off the face of the earth, a painful death awaited every Ossetian captured by the Georgian militants. They spared neither women, nor old people, nor children. Over a hundred settlements were completely destroyed and burned to the ground."

He has noted that in their just struggle, people of South Ossetia received the support of Abkhazia, Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh, the republics of the North Caucasus, brothers in Turkey and other countries.

“North Ossetia played a huge role in the success of our struggle. The people of the North and South Ossetia are keenly aware of their inextricable unity, their involvement in the national destiny, we are always together in grief and joy,” Bibilov noted.

He has emphasized that the key to victory for South Ossetia was Russia's support.

In the most difficult moments, Russia's support gave us hope and support. The Russian army brought peace to South Ossetia. Now our unbreakable Alliance with the Russian Federation, sealed by interstate treaties and agreements, allows us to successfully implement the peaceful development of the country, guaranteeing the security of our borders," the head of state said.

Anatoly Bibilov, on behalf of the entire people of South Ossetia, expressed gratitude to the leaders of Russia.

“I consider it a holy duty to once again express the words of greatest gratitude to the people of Russia, the leadership of the Russian Federation, headed by Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, for everything that Russia has done and continues to do for South Ossetia,” the head of the Republic said.

It should be noted that a military parade is taking place in Tskhinval with the participation of the South Ossetian and Russian troops.

In addition, large-scale celebrations are planned - festivals, concerts, exhibitions, sporting events.

Guests from the capital of Russia, North Ossetia, headed by Vyacheslav Bitarov, the North Caucasus republics, the DPR and LPR arrived in the Republic to celebrate. On an official three-day visit, the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin and his wife arrived in Tskhinval.

On the occasion of the holidays, four days off from September 20 to 23 were announced in the republic.

The border with Georgia at this time is completely closed, law enforcement agencies are transferred to an enhanced duty regime.

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