Archive - 2009


Wed, 05/08/2009 - 18:49

Appeal of the Republic of South Ossetia to the UN General Secretary, EU Chairmanship, Chairperson-in-Office of OSCE, the Heads of States of the World

In connection with the anniversary of beginning of armed aggression of Georgia against the Republic of South Ossetia in the August of 2008.

In several days it will be the anniversary of the tragic events of the August 2008 when the Republic of South Ossetia exposed to well-placed and unprecedented to its size armed aggression from the Georgian side.


Tue, 04/08/2009 - 13:52

RSO Government session

The RSO President Eduard Kokoity held a session with the members of the RSO Government, heads of governmental agencies and committees to discuss issues related to security, environment, pricing, etc.
The session was opened with the report of the RSO power structures' representatives. It was stressed that from now on the Russian military base contingent deployed on the territory of South Ossetia will be implementing security arrangements in relation to the upcoming 1st anniversary of the Georgian aggression. These measures will include military training on the territory of South Ossetia.

Tue, 04/08/2009 - 13:51

Ossetian village of Ortev came under mortar fire

Another provocation took place at the Georgian'Ossetian borderline. The village of Ortev, Tskhinval region of South Ossetia, came under. At 2205 hrs, on 2 August, three mortart shots were made from the Georgian village of Plavi, 1 km from Ortev, in the area adjacent to the borderline. One of the shells exploded in the outskirts of the village, reported the South Ossetian Ministry for Defense.
"The South Ossetian side did not respond to the provocation and did not open fire", underscored the report.
According to the SO Defense Ministry, no destruction or casualties were reported. "An investigation crew of the RSO law enforcement bodies will arrive on the spot in the morning on 4 August to check the situation on the ground and record the findings", said the report.
This has been the third mortar-shelling trough the last few days.

Tue, 04/08/2009 - 13:49

Russian border-guards did not deploy a checkpoint in the village of Kveshi

The Russian border-guards denounced the information on a check-point deployed in the area of Kveshi village, Gori district of Georgia. As reported by the RF FSB Border-Guard Department in South Ossetia, the Russian side took no actions in the area of Kveshi village.
"The Russian border-guards did not deploy any checkpoints in this area", reads the report of the RF FSB Border-guard Department in South Ossetia.

Tue, 04/08/2009 - 13:17

The RSO Parliament Members are assessing the problems in the borderline areas of South Ossetia

South Ossetian Parliament members are closely following the settlement of the problems faced by the population in borderline areas of the Republic. The Chairman of the Parliament Committee for youth, sports and tourism Kazimir Pliev and the Chairman of the Committee for healthcare and social welfare Alexander Pliev visited Djava district villages. The MPs delivered humanitarian aid to the population in the villages of Sinagur, Tedelet and Djalabet.
"We are doing our best to provide help to residents of the republic. It is crucially important that each and everyone in the republic realizes that he or she is not left alone to face the problems", said Pliev. The South Ossetian MPs had also a meeting with the residents of the village of Sinagur to discuss the the existing problems.


Mon, 03/08/2009 - 21:27

Irina Gagloeva: We call on the Government of Georgia to stop provocative game playing

The Republic of South Ossetia took no part in any advance into Georgian territory in Kveshi, and we support the Russian Federation’s denial of this unfounded allegation against its soldiers.
South Ossetians will commemorate the anniversary of Georgia’s brutal attack on our civilians in August of 2008. We aim to do this peacefully and respectfully and then move on to rebuild our country to take care of our people and their needs.

Mon, 03/08/2009 - 17:06

The Georgian MFA misinterpreted the actions of the RF Border-Guards

The RF FSB Border-Guard Department in the Republic of South Ossetia informs that on 1 August temporary entanglement has been in installed (1 m high poles) at the road from the village of Kveshi (Georgia) and Artsev (South Ossetia), to control the movement of vehicles across the borderline. These poles are not border-marking installations. The Georgian side was duly informed about these arrangements with a clear emphasis on the fact that they were not meant for border-marking. The Russian border-guards did not enter the village of Kveshi. The Georgian MFA's statement on the alleged border demarcation by the Russian border-guards is groundless and the purpose of the border-guards' actions was misinterpreted.


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.