Archive - 4/2010


Fri, 30/04/2010 - 16:33

Merab Chigoev: We hope for principled position of the International Committee of the Red Cross

South Ossetian has solid proofs that at least seven missing citizens of South Ossetia were kept by Georgian law enforcement bodies. As reported by Deputy Plenipotentiary for Post-Conflict Settlement Merab Chigoev, this issue has been raised at the meeting with the Georgian side held yesterday at the Georgian-South Ossetian borderline.
"We have solid proofs that all of them at a certain moment were kept by Georgian law enforcement bodies. Presently, they are either in detention places on the territory of Georgia, or, what would be for us the most tragic, they are not alive. In the latter case, we demand that their bodies are handed over to us. Based on this, we insist that the fate of our missing persons is clarified. The ICRC promised to help us in this matter, and I have an impression that the ICRC, as a neutral organization, cannot openly express its position, but nonetheless, they do understand that our position is right and support us", said Chigoev.


Thu, 29/04/2010 - 19:48

Eduard Kokoity held a meeting focusing on issues related to promotion of further recognition of South Ossetia by CIS and other countries

The president of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity held a meeting focused on promotion of further recognition of South Ossetia's independence by CIS and other countries. The South Ossetian Parliament Speaker Stanislav Kochiev, Head of President's Administration Arsen Gagloev, Foreign Minister Murat Djioev, Deputy Parliament Speaker Yuriy Dzidtsoity, leaders of political parties "Yedinstvo" (Unity), "Fydybasta" (Motherland), "Rastag Ir" (Just Ossetia) and People's Party attended the discussion. South Ossetian Foreign Minister Murat Djioev brief the participants on the efforts taken by the MFA to promote further recognition of South Ossetia by international community.


Tue, 27/04/2010 - 11:11

South Ossetian NGOs: It is crucially important that Georgia hears the truth about South Ossetia

Seminars for representatives of South Ossetian and Georgian NGOs within the frames of the project “Engagement through Dialogue” took place in Chisinau and Tiraspol. As Dina Alborova, the co-facilitator from the South Ossetian side, reported to IA RES, this project is aimed at confidence building between the two communities – South Ossetian and Georgian, after the war in August 2008. “This is a good forum for youth group meetings of our countries. The average age of the participants is 22-33, since the future depends on these young people, who will come to power tomorrow on both sides. It is crucially important that we listen to each other today”, underlined Alborova.

A year after the first IPRM meeting

The first Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting was held 23 April 2009 in the village of Ergneti adjacent to the borderline with South Ossetia. The agreement on the Mechanism was reached at Geneva discussions on security in the Caucasus. Representatives of authorities of South Ossetia and Georgia, Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, as well as officials from the OSCE and EU. The aim of the IPRM, as seen by the initiators, is to defuse tensions and facilitate confidence building between South Ossetia and Georgia.

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 11:00

South Ossetia hopes for PACE’s unbiased approach

The visit of the PACE Monitoring Committee David Wilshire to the Embassy of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation is aimed at showing the interest of this organization in receiving information not only from the Georgian side, reported political science expert Inal Pliev. “I do hope that PACE has changed its initial policy of complete ignoring of the reality and that the information provided by the South Ossetian side would be reflected in the report “On the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia” to be presented by David Wilshire and his colleague Matias Eorsi at the Assembly session on 28 April”, said Pliev. According to the expert, “the true discontent of Tbilisi is not in the fact that the meeting was held at the Embassy, but that the meeting could have take place at all.

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 10:53

RSO MFA News Release

On 23 April, a delegation of Transdnestria paid an official visit to the Republic of South Ossetia. The delegation was headed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Transdnestria Vladimir Yastrebchak. The purpose of the visit was to deliver congratulatory messages from the President of Transdnestria Igor Smirnov to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War and participate in awarding ceremony on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Victory Day.


Fri, 23/04/2010 - 15:24

Delegation of Foreign Ministry of Transdnestria arriving in South Ossetia

Today, official delegation of Transdnestria is arriving in South Ossetia, reported the Foreign Ministry of South Ossetia. Thee delegation is headed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Transdnestrian Republic Vladimir Yastrebchak. According to South Ossetian MFA's information, the delegation also includes Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Simonenko, Advisor to the Department for Protocol and Negotiations Sergey Cheresh.

Fri, 23/04/2010 - 15:23

Law Enforcement Bodies of South Ossetia detained Georgian citizen

On 22 April 2010, law enforcement bodies of South Ossetia detained Georgian citizens Teimuraz Savelievich Djerapov, 1946, while an attempted crossing of the state border of South Ossetia in the village of Sinagur, Djava district. Upon the South Ossetian Prosecutor General's Office request, Djeranov was wanted by law enforcement bodies since 2006 for crimes committed on the territory of the republic. From 2006 to 2008, Djerapov was so-called Minister for Economic Development of the puppet pro-Georgian government of Dmitry Sanakoev acting in the village of Kurta.

Fri, 23/04/2010 - 15:22

Merab Chigoev: The Georgian Interior Ministry's Statement is pure lies and hypocrisy

The South Ossetian law enforcement bodies would do their best to ensure peace at the borderline, stated the first Deputy Plenipotentiary for Post-Conflict Settlement Merab Chigoev. Chigoev commented on the statement made by the Interior Ministry of Georgia, in which the South Ossetian side has been blamed in preventing the residents of borderline areas from working in their fields, and that this "makes the social situation more difficult for the local population." According to Chigoev, the media and authorities of Georgia have been lately increasing their activities aimed at slandering positive changes taking place at the borderlines of the Republic of South Ossetia with Georgia, those significant efforts taken to preserve peace at the borders. According to him, this kind of statements is not worth paying attention to. "Nonetheless, I would like to comment on the 20 April statement of Georgia's Interior Ministry that the authorities of South Ossetia had been reportedly preventing the residents of the borderline areas from working on their land, and thus, complicating the social situation for the population. This is pure lies and hypocrisy. First, the residents themselves and the whole world community know that the social situation in whole Georgia, not only in the borderline areas, is complicated by the authorities now in power in Georgia. They do so because of their inability and corruptness", stated Merab Chigoev.


Wed, 21/04/2010 - 10:36

RSO MFA News Release

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia avails itself the opportunity to express its highest consideration to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and is honored to convey its sincere congratulations on the 200th anniversary of Independence Day of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 19 April 1810 is a memorable date in the history of Venezuela setting the grounds for state independence. Today, Venezuela is an important regional and world partner. High social and economic, as well as industrial potential, successful implementation of innovation programs by the leadership of the state, speak for clearly right historic choice made by Venezuela people in their striving for freedom and independence.