Archive - 2/8/2009


Sun, 02/08/2009 - 13:22

Comments on the events of August 2008 and the current situation in the Republic of South Ossetia

“Seeking a rapid cessation of bloodshed and comprehensive settlement of the conflict between Georgian and Ossetians, being guided by the will to establish peace and stability in the region, confirming the adherence to the principles of the UN Charter and Helsinki Final Act, acting in the spirit of respect to human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as the rights of national minorities, taking into account the agreements….”, all know about the Agreement on the Principles of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict settlement signed on 24 June 1992 in Dagomys.
On 8 August 2008, despite all peace agreements and basic norms of international and humanitarian law, Georgian Armed Forces brought down all their military might using rocket artillery upon the peaceful population of South Ossetia.
The Georgian side by the time of the first massed blow over the night Tskhinval had unilaterally withdrawn from the Joint Control Commission aimed at maintaining peace in the Zone of Georgian-Ossetian Conflict. After the rocket artillery shelling (killing peaceful population of South Ossetia), Georgian Armed Forces units started a clean-up operation in Tskhinval and neighboring villages…

Sun, 02/08/2009 - 13:21

Full-fledge reconstruction ongoing in South Ossetia

A full-fledge reconstruction of private housing destroyed during the Georgian aggression of August 2008 is ongoing in the capital city of South Ossetia. As reported by the State Unitary Enterprise of South Ossetia, the housing dismantling process started late in May at 140 sites.
“The construction works started at 58 sites with 19 subcontractors engaged. These figures are increasing. At some construction sites, 40 % of brickworks have been completed", reported SUE.

Sun, 02/08/2009 - 13:18

News Release of the RF Defense Ministry Press Service

Last few days, the Georgian side had several times opened fire at Tskhinval and its suburbs (Respublic of South Ossetia).
In the period of 29 July – 1 August 2009, the capital city of South Ossetia had been subjected to repeated mortar and grenade-launcher shelling. The fire was opened at observation posts of the South Ossetian Armed Forces, and this speaks for provocative character of these actions.