Archive - 19/8/2009


Wed, 19/08/2009 - 16:21

Eduard Kokoity held a meeting with the Government of South Ossetia

The President of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity held a meeting with the Government. The meeting started with reports of law enforcement and defense structures informing about the security situation in the Republic over the past week.
According to Defense Minister Yury Tanaev, no visible evidences of aggression planned against South Ossetia have been observed.
“In the meantime, at all 45 Georgian checkpoints located along the borderline with South Ossetia, fortification activities were intensified”, said Tanaev. Acting Emergency Situations Minister Anatoly Bibilov reported that demining works were carried out in South Ossetia on territories occupied by Georgia before August 2008.
“We have the necessary equipment and today the demining activities are starting”, said Bibilov.

Wed, 19/08/2009 - 15:33

Merab Chigoev: Misinterpretation of information by the Georgian side casts doubts on the necessity to hold meetings of the working groups

The information spread by the Georgian side that during the preparatory meeting within the frames of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) in Dvani on 14 August “the Ossetian side confirmed that the fire was opened from the Ossetian side” does not correspond to reality.
“I would like to state that such misinterpretation of the counterpart’s words does not help in lifting the tensions at the borderline and casts doubts on the necessity to hold the working groups’ meetings”, stated Merab Chigoev, the Deputy Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement.

Wed, 19/08/2009 - 15:32

South Ossetia and Russia signed an Agreement on mutual protection of investments

A delegation of the RF Ministry for Economic Development is visiting South Ossetia. As reported by South Ossetian Minister of Economic Development Igor Beppiev, “the two Ministries of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation signed an agreement on mutual protection of investments”. The meeting’s discussion had focused on issues related to protection of interests of the sides, which in the future would be able to conclude agreements on investments.

Wed, 19/08/2009 - 15:29

Eduard Kokoity: “We should make all efforts possible to ensure stability in the Caucasus”

The RSO President Eduard Kokoity received a delegation of People’s Assembly of Dagestan headed by Aitemir Satiraev. Eduard Kokoity expressed his gratitude for support and assistance provided to South Ossetia during the tragic events of August 2008. He also expressed his satisfaction with the high standard work of constructors from Dagestan engaged in reconstruction process in South Ossetia. He stressed that all works had been done promptly.
The President expressed his appreciation of the help provided by Dagestan to the people of South Ossetia during the first days of Georgia’s aggression. “We are friendly people and should do our best to establish peace in the Caucasus. Your visit here creates solid grounds for our further relations. The leadership of South Ossetia will do everything to strengthen the relations between our people. We can see today that you are not in an easy situation but still, you are helping us”, said Eduard Kokoity.

Wed, 19/08/2009 - 15:28

RSO Parliament Presidium sitting

A sitting of the RSO Parliament Presidium chaired by Stanislav Kochiev, the Speaker, took place. The sitting was opened by Stanislav Kochiev who insisted that local media is informed on a quarterly basis about the MPs’ attendance. Then, the MPs proceeded with discussing the agenda.
The first point for discussion was the Law “On ratification of the 1st additional protocol to the Treaty between South Ossetia and Transdnestria on friendship and cooperation signed in Tskhinval on 16 June 2009”. Yury Dzitsoity, the Parliament vice-Speaker spoke on the issue. He stressed that despite the fact that Transdnestria had not recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia “we will continue our cooperation, both at political and economic levels, as well as in other spheres.” It was decided to ratify the Treaty at the next session of the RSO Parliament.

Wed, 19/08/2009 - 15:26

Lev Gagiev: Report on Curfew in Perevi is misinformation

There is no curfew in Sinagur area, including the village of Perevi, says the Head of Sinagur village administration Lev Gagiev, commenting on the reports of Georgian media that “curfew has been introduced in the village of Perevi, Sachkhere district”.
’’The life here is normal. The population is engaged in agriculture. No one had heard about curfew. The inhabitants can freely move. As to the border-guards, they were following their routine duties”, said Gagiev.

Wed, 19/08/2009 - 15:25

Merab Chigoev: Russia and South Ossetia are not going to be trapped by magniloquent assurances of some European structures

On 10 August, The Head of the EUMM in Georgia Hansjorg Haber gave an interview to Berliner Zietung, in which he expressed his vision on the work of the EUMM and what kind of problems it had faced. Merab Chigoev, Deputy Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement and representative to the IPRM working group, shared his opinion on whether or not EUMM official's statements were objective.
Merab Chigoev: The first impression is that there is nothing extraordinary, a routine interview of a representative of Europeans structures to one of European newspapers. There is one “but” about it. This is a misinterpretation of facts by Mr. Haber.