Wed, 13/07/2016 - 11:26

Elbrus Kargiev: the accession of South Ossetia is not on the foreign policy agenda

The question of accession of South Ossetia today is not on the foreign policy agenda of Russia. This was stated in an interview with TASS by Russian Ambassador to South Ossetia Elbrus Kargiev.
According to him, the referendum, which may be held by the decision of the Republican authorities - "is absolutely domestic affair." "Therefore, we, of course, refrain from comments and appraisals," - said the ambassador.
The question of the real accession of South Ossetia to Russia "is is a two-way process." "This question is not today on the agenda of our foreign policy, - said Kargiev. Our position is that we recognized South Ossetia as an independent sovereign state in 2008".
Earlier it has been reported that in 2017 in South Ossetia may be held a referendum on the accession of South Ossetia to the Russian Federation. The question of changing the constitution of South Ossetia may be put to the vote, which will allow in the future to appeal to the leadership of Russia with a request for accession.
Elbrus Kargiev has stressed that the signing of additional agreements to the Treaty of Alliance and Integration between South Ossetia and Russia can be expected in the coming weeks.
According to him, recently in Tskhinval representatives of the relevant Russian and South Ossetian authorities have discussed this question.
"As we have been assured by representatives of the partner organizations of the two countries, we are no longer talking about months, but weeks, - he said -. Therefore, it is necessary to wait for the signing in the near future."
According to Kargiev, it is expected that there will be prescribed that certain South Ossetian servicemen will be taken into service, particularly in the 4 th military base stationed in the Republic. Part of the South Ossetian servicemen will remain at the Defense Ministry of the Republic and will form the basis of the South Ossetian army, which will also be preserved.
According to the diplomat, the issues related to the format of service of the South Ossetian servicemen will be described in detail in the relevant agreement.
"So today it is difficult to speak on the specific parameters - he said -. When it is signed, then it will be easier to comment on."
At the same time, the ambassador has noted that a small group of South Ossetian servicemen has already been presented at the 4th military base of the Russian Federation.
"I can say that at the fourth military base was formed a special unit of the residents of South Ossetia, which have Russian citizenship and the percentage of such residents is high, - said Kargiev. A supplementary agreement provides for that the interconnection between the two law enforcement agencies will be arranged on a new basis, despite the fact that the Defense Ministry of South Ossetia will be functioning. "
March 18, 2015 the presidents of Russia and South Ossetia signed the Treaty of Alliance and the Integration for 25 years with the possibility of extension. The document provides for the formation of the defense and security common space, free crossing of the border and other aspects of integration. The Treaty is the basis for the gradual establishment of closer cooperation between Russia and South Ossetia in socio- economic and humanitarian spheres, as well as in matters of foreign policy, defense and security, while maintaining the state sovereignty of the Republic.
The population of South Ossetia is grateful to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations for its work on mine clearing.
The Ambassador has reminded that the current program is designed for two and a half months. The parties have chosen the area, where there were the most active hostilities.
"The problem is that undermining in those difficult, troubled years was haphazard, unplanned, and this fact impedes the work of our specialists, who arrived in South Ossetia", - the diplomat said.
The Ambassador pointed out that it "is not a comprehensive program - to demine the whole territory. There are not simply efforts or resources and, most importantly, there is no understanding how to solve the problem technically." "But we will demine the most dense areas and thereby we will significantly improve the situation", - added Kargiev.
The specialists of Russian EMERCOM have started demining the territory of South Ossetia on June 7.

Sun, 10/07/2016 - 16:44

12 July in Tskhinval will be opened the exhibition "In search of Farn: South Ossetia, Peru, Nicaragua, Venezuela"

12 July at 16: 00 with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of South Ossetia Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RSO and the Embassy of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation in the foyer of the State concert hall "Chermen" will be held the opening ceremony of photo exhibition "In search of Farn: South Ossetia, Peru, Nicaragua, Venezuela".

In the framework of the exhibition will be presented the works that demonstrate the natural beauty of the protected areas of South Ossetia, Peru, Nicaragua and Venezuela, the diversity of civilizations of South American and Eurasian continents, majesty and unity of the spiritual world.

Fri, 01/07/2016 - 13:28

The Parliament of South Ossetia adopted a number of important amendments to the constitutional laws

At the session of the Parliament of South Ossetia were adopted amendments to the two constitutional laws: the Constitutional Law "On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the right to participate in the referendum of citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia" and the Constitutional Law "On elections of President of the Republic of South Ossetia."
The amendments concerned in particular article 28 of the law on presidential elections. It was decided to increase the number of collected signatures. That is, in order to be registered as a presidential candidate the applicant must collect three and a half thousand signatures. Previously, the figure was 1,000 signatures. In this case at least 150 signatures the applicant must collect in each district administrative-territorial structure.
It was also decided that the CEC proceeds to semi-professional basis. That is, three CEC members - the chairman, his deputy and the secretary - will work on a permanent basis and equated with civil servants.
It was also discussed the question of residency requirement. It was decided that a citizen is considered to be permanently resident in the territory of South Ossetia in the event that he was outside without a good reason not more than 93 days during the year. Valid reasons are considered vacation and business trip, the disease and study, if to a business trip, for treatment, or study a person was sent by state authorities.
In addition, it was decided that the Linguistic Commission of the Republic of South Ossetia will determine the level of proficiency in the official languages of the citizen of South Ossetia, running for president,.
It is assumed that the linguistic commission will be formed under the South Ossetian Research Institute.
It was also introduced other amendments.

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 11:51

Leonid Tibilov met with the head of the Federal security service of Russia Alexander Bortnikov

The President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov in the framework of the working visit to Moscow met with the head of the Federal security service of the Russian Federation, army General Alexander Bortnikov, reported to IA "RES" the press Secretary of the President Ghana Yanovskaya.
"During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, security of States. In particular, the implementation of the Treaty of Alliance and Integration, signed March, 18, 2015, security and border control," - said Yanovskaya

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 11:49

The President of South Ossetia discussed with Alexander Khloponin and Lev Kuznetsov issues of further cooperation

The President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov in the framework of the working visit to Moscow held a meeting with the co-chair of the Intergovernmental Commission for socio-economic cooperation between Russia and the Republic of South Ossetia, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin and the Minister for North Caucasus Affairs Lev Kuznetsov.
According to the press Secretary of the President of South Ossetia Ghana Yanovskaya,
At the meeting were discussed issues of further cooperation and economic support of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Ossetia.
"In addition to the main questions of the agenda of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission, which is taking place these days in Moscow, during the meeting of the President and the Russian colleagues were discussed issues, which had been raised at the meetings with the top leadership of Russia. In particular, the issues of lending to small and medium-sized business in the Republic of South Ossetia", - concluded Yanovskaya.

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 11:48

We hope that will be set up a joint Georgian-Ossetian commission on delimitation and demarcation of the state border - David Sanakoev

Matters related to placing information marks and engineering structures at the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia were discussed at today's meeting, held in the village of Ergneti in the framework of the Mechanisms for preventing and responding to incidents (IPRM), - told reporters after the meeting the head of the South Ossetian delegation Davit Sanakoev.
"Today we again said that the work to set up information signs and engineering structures on the border is carried out unilaterally - Sanakoev said. - But we hope to find an understanding on this issue with representatives of the Georgian authorities and will be set up the Georgian-Ossetian joint commission in order to carry out delimitation and demarcation of the state border. This question will remove many problems faced by the people living on both sides of the state border."
Sanakoev has noted that the South Ossetian side now has to replace information signs on the state border.
"In some places we replace the information signs, because the citizens of Georgia spoil them, sometimes they shoot or try to erase the inscription, splash them with paint, and we have to replace them," - said the head of the South Ossetian delegation.
He has also said that since the previous meeting for violation of the state border 37 people were detained, 25 of whom were citizens of Georgia.
"The issue of violation of the state border was one of the main on the agenda of today's meeting, - Sanakoev said. - The question was connected not only with the illegal crossing of the state border by citizens living in border areas, but also presumably with the power structures of Georgia and the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia. At the same time, each party said that the situation at the border must remain calm, and will be taken the necessary actions to prevent its aggravation."
The next IPRM meeting will be held July 19th.

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 10:54

The 67th IPRM meeting will be held near ​​the village of Ergneti

June 28, 2016 on the South Ossetian-Georgian state border, near the village of Ergneti will be held the 67th meeting of Mechanisms to prevent and respond to incidents (IPRM).
The meeting will be held with the participation of delegations of South Ossetia, Georgia, Russia, as well as representatives of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and the OSCE. As reported by the Office of the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of South Ossetia, in the course of the meeting will be discussed issues related to the current situation in the areas adjacent to the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia. The South Ossetian party will raise the issues related to the frequent violations of the state border of South Ossetia.
The delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia is led by the State Advisor to the President of the Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev.

Fri, 17/06/2016 - 13:59

Leonid Tibilov and Rashid Nurgaliev visited the place of death of the Russian servicemen

South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov and Deputy Secretary of Russian Security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev paid tribute to the Russian servicemen who died in a road accident on the highway Tskhinval-Leningor.
Rashid Nurgaliev arrived in South Ossetia on a working visit.
Leonid Tibilov and Rashid Nurgaliev laid flowers at the memorial stone, temporarily installed on the accident site.
President Leonid Tibilov told Nuragaliev about the rescue operation on the accident site, the assistance provided to the wounded in the main hospital of Tskhinval.
"I instructed to perpetuate the memory of the fallen officers of the Russian army - a memorial monument will be erected on the accident site. Russian troops have been ensuring security for South Ossetia, maintaining peace, and we greatly honor the memory of all the fallen guys ", - he said.
In turn, Rashid Nurgaliyev expressed gratitude to all those who helped the Russian army officers on that tragic day.
"They died doing their duty, and they are heroes for us", - he said.
May 19, 2016, as a result of an accident on the highway Tskhinval-Leningor died and were injured officers of the Russian army.

Sat, 11/06/2016 - 23:28

State reception on the occasion of the Day of Russia took place in Tskhinval

In Tskhinval took place a state reception organized by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in South Ossetia to celebrate the Day of Russia on June 12.

The event was attended by the President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov, the Chairman of the Government of the Republic Domenty Kulumbegov, the Speaker of the South Ossetian Parliament Anatoly Bibilov, representatives of the scientific and creative intelligentsia of the Republic, members of the Parliament, government and other officials.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Ossetia Elbrus Kargiev welcomed the participants and congratulated them on the upcoming holiday - the Day of Russia.

"Today Russia is in a stage of transition, adapting to the challenges that arose in the economy, global finances, in the political sphere. – Nevertheless, quietly, with dignity we are passing this period, and it is clear that in the near future Russia will reach the path of sustainable development,"- the Ambassador said.

According to Kargiev, the Day of Russia in South Ossetia is always celebrated with great respect.

"We are very pleased to say that in a brotherly, friendly country - in South Ossetia on June 12 is a national holiday, which all the people of South Ossetia celebrate with great respect, love and gratitude to Russia, and for that many thanks to the leadership of South Ossetia and people of the Republic ".

Leonid Tibilov, in turn, congratulated those present on the upcoming holiday - the Day of Russia.

"Today we have gathered to congratulate each other on this great holiday to be celebrated on June 12 in Russia, and people South Ossetia will also celebrate this day, because we are part of the Russian world, and our people and the leadership of the Republic will work to strengthen the Russian world on the territory of South Ossetia."

According to Tibilov, the Day of Russia is a national holiday.

"This is a national holiday for all the peoples who live in the vast territory of Russia, and are united by common historical destiny and aspiration for the future - said the president. - Today I can say with confidence that this opportunity, the resources and potential are the main force of the great Russia, and, of course, the basis for the development of the state. "

The President has noted that "the friendship between the South Ossetian and Russian people saved the people of South Ossetia from the brown plague in 2008".

"And now we live in a free, recognized country, and together with Russia we are strengthening these relations, which are very dear to us," - concluded Tibilov.

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 13:46

The group of specialists of EMERCOM of Russia will be engaged in demining the territory of South Ossetia

A group of experts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, which will be engaged in demining the territory of South Ossetia has arrived today in South Ossetia.

This was announced by the Minister of emergency situations of South Ossetia Sergey Sanakoev.

According to Sergey Sanakoev, this issue for the leadership of the Republic always was among the priorities.
"In our territory there are still unexploded shells since the first war in 1992, as well as the traces of the terrible August war in South Ossetia. The issue of demining of our territory was repeatedly discussed at the highest levels. The President of the Republic of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov discussed this issue at the meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin," – said Sanakoev.

According to him, on the basis of these agreements, with the full support of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and the joint work of EMERCOM of South Ossetia and the Russian Ministry of Emergencies, today in South Ossetia has arrived a group of experts of EMERCOM of the Russian Federation, which will address this important issue. We will be working together.
"Even today, the group has started to work. The experts went to the villages of Pris and Ered in Tskhinval district of the Republic. The experts plan to work within 80 days; this is only the first stage, as there will be a great deal of work. The sappers of EMERCOM of our Republic will be destructing the unexploded shells," concluded Sanakoev.