The appeal pf the South Ossetian Parliament on the recognition of genocide will be submitted to the next meeting - Volodin

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 13:16

Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin instructed to submit an appeal of the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia on the recognition of the genocide of South Ossetians in 1920 by Georgia to the Council of the Duma for the nearest consideration.

"The State Duma paid attention to the statement of the South Ossetian Parliament on the recognition of the genocide of South Ossetians in 1920 by Georgia. At the next meeting of the State Duma Council, which includes the leadership of the Duma, heads of all political factions and chairmen of the committees, we will consider this appeal" Volodin told Russian reporters on Thursday.

South Ossetian parliamentarians sent an appeal on the recognition of the genocide of South Ossetians in 1920 by Georgian nationalists, to the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the website of the South Ossetian Parliament reported on August 1.

The text of the appeal States that the events of 1920 were not properly assessed, the organizers and perpetrators of the genocide against Ossetians were not brought to justice.

The document also notes that after South Ossetia declared its right to self-determination and accession to Soviet Russia, in June 1920, the Georgian government sent troops to suppress South Ossetia. "Most of the settlements of South Ossetia were destroyed by Georgian troops," the document says. It also notes that "several thousand people became victims, which, according to various estimates, amounted from 8 to 25 percent of its total number."

"In 1989-1992, Georgia again attempted ethnic cleansing of the Ossetian population, and in 2008 only the intervention of Russia, which forced Georgia to peace, prevented the complete extermination of the population of South Ossetia," the document says.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that it would be good for the current Georgian authorities to know the long history of relations with the peoples of Abkhazia and South Ossetia if they want to establish relations with them today. Then the Russian president, in particular, noted the rigidity with which Georgian troops acted in Ossetia in 1919 and 1920, adding that "this is exactly what today is called genocide."

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