In South Ossetia the memory of those killed in August 2008 was honored at the Gergiev stairs

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:46

The action "Memory is needed to those alive ..." was held in Tskhinval at the Gergiev stairs, where gathered representatives of the Republic's leadership headed by the President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, members of Parliament and Government, guests of the Republic, representatives of the public.
The head of state Anatoly Bibilov, has reminded that just 10 years ago, a war criminal President of the Republic of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, assured the residents of South Ossetia of their peaceful intentions.
"He spoke about how he loved Ossetians, how much he respected our culture and traditions," the President said. "A few hours later Saakashvili ordered to destroy us, our mothers, children, fathers."
According to Bibilov, the Georgian president counted on the fact that the blitzkrieg would allow him to raise the Georgian flag over South Ossetia.
"But he did not take into account the fact that residents of our Republic, children, old people and young people will defend their homeland, that Russia will not allow him to destroy Russian citizens, will not allow to mock their defenders, peacekeepers, "- said the leader of South Ossetia.
The Сhairman of the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of the North Caucasus, Lora Gogaeva, has noted that much has changed in the Republic in the last ten years since the end of the bloody war in August 2008.
"Tskhinval is being reborn, but the sorrow that remains in our hearts will never be forgotten," she said. "Only our joint efforts, our cohesion does not allow barbarians, monsters to defeat us, the most important thing is to preserve our unity."

According to the father of the defender of Ossetia Aleksandr Korenev, the pain of losing a loved one will never be healed.
"The word "was" is very terrible, when you use it in relation to a loved one, one`s heart is always compressed by pain. I really want people to never say this word when talking about their children," said Korenev's father.
The editor of the Krasnodar branch of the "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" Alexander Ershov, said that representatives of the publication had been among the first to arrive in the post-war Tskhinval.
"This year we could not help coming to support you, we brought an exhibition"
Tskhinval, ten years between peace and war ", and tried to show what your city was then, and what it has become today," said Ershov. - "I'm happy that Tskhinval has grown, I wish you luck and happiness, you have deserved this by your suffering."
In memory of those killed in August 2008, those present observed a minute of silence.
Participants of the action also lit candles in memory of the victims of the war 08.08.08 and laid flowers at the foot of the Gergiev stairs.

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