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Fri, 20/03/2009 - 19:03

Murat Djioev: "Tension is to the advantage of political circles in Georgia"

The situation around South Ossetia remains tense. The authorities of Georgia increase their military presence in the areas adjacent to South Ossetia. This causes serious concerns about the role of international monitors responsible for security in the region. IA RES addressed the RSO Foreign Minister Murat Djioev for comments. "It is true that there was a number of provocations committed by the Georgian side to aggravate the situation.

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 19:02

Eduard Kokoity met with entrepreneurs of South Ossetia

The RSO President Eduard Kokoity held a meeting with entrepreneurs of SO. The meeting focused on the existing situation in small and medium-size (SME) business and the problems, which businessmen have to cope with. The entrepreneurs were interested in issue of reimbursement of damage caused by the Georgian aggression and preferential crediting. We will fight for certain quota for business development and we are ready to cooperate with those who are officially registered as entrepreneurs and had regularly paid taxes to the budget of RSO.

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 19:01

Givi Tedeev: "Our Commission cannot physically cover all vulnerables with humanitarian aid"

A press-conference organized by RES agency was held in Tskhinval. Deputy Health and Social Development Minister, Chairman of Humanitarian Commission Givi Tedeev responded to journalists" questions.
"Our work has practically started on 17 December 2008. Upon the President"s decree, I was appointed as Chairman of Humanitarian Commission. Therefore, I cannot speak about the work done before December", warned Tedeev while opening the press-conference. He expressed his regret that "the population is still not informed about the work of the Humanitarian Commission".

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 18:57

Parliament Sitting

18th sitting of the forth session of RSO Parliament was held in Tskhinval. The sitting was presided by Deputy Speaker Yuri Dzitsoiti. The sitting was also attended by Head of President’s Administration Alexander Bolshakov and Head of State and Legal Governance Department Taimuraz Gabpaev.

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 18:56

Eredvi Tragedy. 18 years later: “We remember it, for it is impossible to forget it…”

The Republic of South Ossetia is commemorating the victims of Eredvi tragedy. On 18 March 1991, in the vicinity of Eferdvi village, Georgian Georgian militants set down 25 Ossetians from a “URAL” truck belonging to Internal troops of Interior Ministry of USSR. Women and children were severely beaten but released. Brutally beaten 12 men were taken from one Georgian gangs’ “quarters” to another for tortures.

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 18:56

The cases of detained Georgians will be brought before the court

The law enforcement bodies of the Republic of South Ossetia continue investigation in regard to two Georgians Demuri Chikhladze and David Kapanapze detained on the territory of RSO on 27 February. As reported by Investigation department of RSO Ministry of Interior, “on 28 February, a criminal case had been commenced against Kapanadze and Chikhladze according to Art.22, Part 2 of RF Criminal Code (illegal acquisition, traffic, storage, transportation of explosives devises, by a group of people).

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 18:55

Georgia continues blocking full supply of natural gas to Tskhinval

The supply of gas to the capital city of RSO is still at minimum level, said Director of ENERGETIKA Alan Gabaraev. According to him, the pressure in Agara-Tskhinval pipeline has been at 0.5 atmospheres for the last week.
"This amount is hardly enough for 20% of Tskhinval consumption and some parts of the city already lack gas for simple household purposes. It is certainly unrealistic to heat houses.

Fri, 20/03/2009 - 18:54

Finance Ministry of the Russian Federation signed an agreement on allocation of 2,8 bil. RUR aid for South Ossetia

The Ministries of Finance of the Russian Federation, South Ossetia and Abkhazia signed ininter-agency agreements on allocation of financial aid by Russia for South Ossetia equal to 2,8 bil. RUR and 2,36 bil. RUR for Abkhazia.
For the Russian side, the documents were signed by the Deputy finance Minister Anton Siluanov, for the South Ossetian side – Deputy Chairman of the Government, Finance Minister Inal Pukhaev, for the Abkhaz side – Vice Prime-Minister Beslan Kubrava.