Archive - 2010



Fri, 08/10/2010 - 16:00

Ministries of Finance of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation sign a supplementary agreement

The Ministries of Finance of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation signed an additional agreement on the procedure on financial assistance to the reconstruction, socio-economic development and support to balanced budget of the Republic of South Ossetia.
On 6 October, the Ministries of Finance South Ossetia and Russia have concluded Supplementary Agreement no. 1 to the Agreement on the procedure for financial assistance to the reconstruction, socio-economic development and support to balanced budget of South Ossetia. For the South Ossetian side, the document was signed by the Prime-Minister Vadim Brovtsev and for the Russian side, Deputy Finance Minister Anton Siluanov signed the agreement.

Fri, 08/10/2010 - 15:55

Boris Chochiev: Despite the difficulties encountered, the Geneva format has its advantages

The authors of the draft-proposals the settlement of humanitarian issues in South Ossetia and Abkhazia do not take into account the fact that these republics are the sovereign states and are not part of Georgia, stated the South Ossetian President’s Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement Boris Chochiev.
According to him, the draft paper was submitted to the South Ossetian side on October 1, during the visit of Geneva Co-chairs to South Ossetia.
"We received the draft from the Co-Chairs of the second working group in the Geneva Discussions on the settlement of humanitarian issues, but 99% of the paper is politics, and only 1% refers to the humanitarian issues", said Chochiev.


Thu, 07/10/2010 - 14:18

Boris Chochiev: A complex approach needed for the settlement of the problem of refugee return

The settlement of refugee return and humanitarian problems is impossible without signing an agreement on non-use of force by Georgia, said the Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement to the South Ossetian President Boris Chochiev.
"The settlement of these issues comes after the signing of the non-use of force. Without this paper signewd, the Ossetian refugees can not return to Georgia, because they have no guarantees of security there, ", said Chochiev.
He also noted that the problem of refugees return should not be considered unilaterally, the way the international organizations are trying to do.

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 13:36

The visit of the head of Dzau district administration helped resolving some problems in the village of Sinagur

The Head of Administration of Dzau district of South Ossetia Pavel Kumaritov visited Kvaisa and Sinagur. It was his first working visit as the head of the administration. On the spot, he met with representatives of local administrations as well as communicated with the public.
The main problem raised by residents of Kvaisa was the construction of wooden houses at the Dzhodzhora river bank. Future owners of these houses are afraid that the river may spill over the banks and to demolish the houses. It should be noted that this issue was raised by the residents as soon as the construction of houses began. However, the construction of the houses continued.

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 11:48

Eduard Kokoity: We highly appreciate the friendly and cooperative relations between the peoples of South Ossetia and Chechnya и

President of the Republic of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoity has congratulated the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov on his birthday, and the Chechen people on the remarkable holiday, the 192nd anniversary of the founding of the city of Grozny, reports the Presidential Administration.
"Dear Ramzan Akhmatovich!
I would like express highest consideration on your birthday, and have the honor to join numerous greetings you are getting these days. Please, accept heartfelt wishes of good health, happiness and prosperity.
As one of the most charismatic regional leaders in Russia, you are doing much to strengthen Russian statehood.


Wed, 06/10/2010 - 15:51

South Ossetia Demands for Information About Abducted Citizens from the Georgian Side

On 5 October 2010, the third tripartite meeting of representatives of South Ossetia, Russia and Georgia under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) took place at the border with South Ossetia, in the Georgian village of Ergneti. The meeting was held in the framework of the mechanism to look into the issue of the missing persons to identify their fate. This was reported by the Deputy Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement to the President of South Ossetia Merab Chigoev.
According to him, the meeting took place against the background of the Report by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Tomas Hammarberg based on the findings of the independent experts, who, upon the request of South Ossetia, were monitoring the criminal investigation into the abduction of citizens of South Ossetia Khachirov, Khugaev and Pliev.


Tue, 05/10/2010 - 16:48

Despite the Existing Differences, the Co-Chairs of the Geneva Discussions Are Resolute to Move Forward

The Geneva Discussions on Security in the Caucasus are an important component of the settlement of security and humanitarian problems in the South Caucasus. This was stated by the Co-Chairs of the Geneva discussions, the EU, UN and OSCE envoys, after a meeting held 1 October evening in Tskhinval with South Ossetian authorities.
"We have carefully reviewed the issues to be discussed at the next round of discussions on October 14th. First issue relates to security, the second covers humanitarian problems", said the EU Envoy Pierre Morel.
According to him, the work on these issues continues outside the Geneva Discussions. Morel pointed to Report of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg on the results of the investigation of cases of persons missing during and after the hostilities in August 2008.

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 14:42

In Five Days Two Persons Had Illegally Crossed the State Borderline of South Ossetia with Georgia

On October 4, 2010, around 7:30 AM a detachment of the RF FSB Border Guard Department in South Ossetia detained a man with no identity documents near the village of Artsev, Tskhinval district of South Ossetia, at a distance of 350 meters from the border between South Ossetia and Georgia, reported the Press Service of the Border Guard Department.
It was noted that according to the detainee, he was a citizen of Georgia.

Tue, 05/10/2010 - 14:10

OSCE Review Conference Held in Warsaw

On 4 October, a meeting of the Review Conference of the OSCE in Warsaw took place. Second edition of the Venice Commission guiding principles for the OSCE was presented here.
Issues related to the implementation of the right to peaceful assembly, freedom of expression and freedom of associations forming the fundamentals of any democratic system were discussed.
Venice Commission provides legislative support to the OSCE participating States to assist them in ensuring the compliance of their legislation in matters relating to freedom of peaceful assembly to OSCE commitments and international standards.