A mourning rally dedicated to the victims of the ZAR tragedytook place in South Ossetia

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 22:29

In South Ossetia took place a 1992 mourning rally dedicated to the victims of the ZAR tragedy.

The South Ossetian leadership, headed by President Leonid Tibilov, the public, relatives of the victims came to the monument "Grieving mother" to commemorate the victims.

At the beginning of the mourning rally those gathered observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims. At the same time, a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Zar tragedy was observed throughout the Republic, was halted the traffic, suspended the work of organizations and institutions in the Republic.

The participants of the rally laid flowers and wreaths at the monument to the memory of victims of the Zar tragedy.

Opening the mourning events the Head of Department of the Ossetian language and general linguistics of the South Ossetian State University Yuri Dzitstsoyty has stressed that the Zar tragedy is one of the bloodiest tragedies in the recent history of South Ossetia.

The Chairman of the Committee for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare Marina Kochieva, who had lost her mother in the Zar tragedy, said that "although 24 years have passed since those terrible events, but the pain is still fresh and the wounds open."

"The people of South Ossetia experienced many tragedies, including the Zar, Ered, Tsinagar tragedy - Kochieva said. - We need to know and remember the people who fell on the field of battle for freedom, brought their lives on the altar of freedom in the name of our Republic. "

Kochieva has expressed the hope that in South Ossetia will never be such a terrible tragedy.

"The Zar tragedy - it is not only the tragedy of the families who lost their loved ones, it is a national tragedy, and your help and support for us is veryprecious," – said Kochieva.

She has noted that the day before, May 19, in South Ossetia, there was another tragedy - the accident on the highway Tskhinval-Leningor, leading to the deaths of Russian servicemen.

"We know the bitterness of loss - said Kochieva. - We are grieving and mourning together with their families and friends. "

The Head of State Leonid Tibilov welcomed those present and expressed his sorrow and condolences to all the relatives and friends of the victims.

"Exactly 24 years ago on May 19 Georgian aggressors had committed a monstrous crime against our people, were killed the innocent people, we will never forget this tragedy"-, said Tibilov.

Tibilov said that people of South Ossetia will always keep the memory of those killed in the Zar, Ered, Tsinagar tragedies, all the victims, who were killed defending their Fatherland from the enemy.

"We will always remember the names of those who selflessly fought for their country, those thanks to whom we live today in the independent state, - Tibilov said. - We will never forget the names of Russian soldiers who gave their lives to save South Ossetia. "

The Head of State has reminded that May 19 on the territory of South Ossetia, on the highway Tskhinval- Leningor there was a terrible tragedy, which claimed the lives of young Russian servicemen.

"Once again I express my condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims, to the leadership of the Fourth military base and all those who in sorrow met this terrible news. Our people are united; we share the bitterness of the loss and are grieving with their families. "

Tibilov instructed the heads of the ministries and agencies to develop proposals on the perpetuation of names of the servicemen killed in the accident.

"These guys were serving not only in the Russian army, they served our people and maintained the peace that we have," - said the president.

The Dean of the Tskhinval churches Priest Jacob Khetagurov said a prayer for the souls of the dead.

It should be reminded that May 20, 1992 Georgian gunmen shot on the Zar road a convoy of four cars, trying to leave Tskhinval. Were killed 32 people, most of whom were the elderly, women and children.

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