An appeal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Wed, 27/02/2008 - 15:06

In the aftermaths of CIS summit held in Moscow the Georgian side is intensively spreading statements of achieving agreement with the government of Russian Federation pertaining to fulfillment of joint Russian-Georgian boundary and custom control at Russian-South-Ossetian and Russian-Abkhazian sectors of state border. This was particularly disclosed by the President Saakashvili on 26 February at the meeting with the participants and veterans of Georgian aggression against South Ossetian and Abkhazian people.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers groundless such a redundant optimism of Georgian authorities trying to issue their absurd desire for reality.
The Republic of South Ossetia categorically excludes any, even hypothetic possibility of control over Rouck tunnel connecting sovereign Republic of South Ossetia with Russian Federation by representatives of Georgian boundary or customs services.
The same time the Georgian side can hardly expect Russian Federation renouncing its sovereignty to allow the presence of Georgian representatives at its territory specifically at “Lower Zaramag” checkpoint located at Russian TransKam sector.
Beyond doubt Russian Federation and Georgia have a right to control joint border and to fulfill in bilateral format their limitary interaction. Nonetheless the problems of boundary delimitation of these states can not affect the territory and sovereign interests of the Republic of South Ossetia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is calling for the Georgian side to refuse once and for all from groundless hopes and intentions to spread by all means its jurisdiction over the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia for these actions cause nothing but increasing of tension in Georgian-Ossetian relations.

27 February 2008.
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