The issues of control of the state border of South Ossetia are exclusively in the competence of its authorities, - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tue, 10/09/2019 - 12:01

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia made a statement in connection with the situation on the borders of the Republic and the reaction of Georgia.
The statement says that, observing the current unstable situation in the neighboring state, it becomes obvious that the Georgian leadership is tempted to try achieving domestic political goals by maintaining constant tension by organizing new provocations in the region.

"Apparently, the lessons of 2008 began to be forgotten by new generations of the Georgian rulers," the Foreign Ministry emphasized.

Concerning the operation of the consolidated part of the border service of the KGB of South Ossetia, which occupied a height of 944.8 and erected the state symbols of South Ossetia there, which caused discontent and "particular concern" in the Georgian Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Ministry of South Ossetia said that this was a necessary measure in response to the ongoing provocative actions of the Georgian side on the section of the border territory of the Republic of South Ossetia, near the village of Uista (Tsnelis).

"It is regrettable that the Georgian authorities did not learn almost any lessons from the events of eleven years ago. The Georgian leadership is carrying out large-scale training in the border zone, accompanied by an increase in the presence of the Georgian security forces in the area of the Ossetian village of Uista (Tsnelis) in Znaur district, where a living target have become hundreds of South Ossetian residents whose houses are located 150 meters from the construction of Georgia’s military engineering facilities, "the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry`s statement says.

The document expressed bewilderment in relation to the position of Western countries: “It seems strange that no one in Europe has yet condemned the unceremonious and gross violation by the Georgian leadership of the well-known Medvedev - Sarkozy agreements, that provoked a crisis in the border territory of South Ossetia caused by the attempt to penetrate into the territory of South Ossetia.

We are forced to draw attention to the manifestation of complete passivity and, moreover, the silent connivance of European observers regarding the active provocative activities carried out by the Georgian side. Continuing to mislead the international community, Georgian politicians, along with their Western curators, relentlessly make lengthy statements representing Georgia as a victim. "

The day before, the European Union made a strange appeal, turning to the Russian Federation to help ensure peace in the "occupied territories."

It should be reminded to the “friends of Georgia” that people of the Republic of South Ossetia t see the decisive condition for ensuring their own security against relapses of the Georgian aggression in the military presence of the Russian Federation, which is based on bilateral agreements.

"If Georgia’s western partners really want to contribute to the establishment of peace in the region, it would be appropriate to point the Georgian authorities on the only right path - this is giving up claims to foreign territories, recognizing the existing realities, signing a legally binding document on the non-use of force," the Foreign Minister of South Ossetia has noted.

The statement of the Foreign Ministry of South Ossetia emphasizes the inadmissibility of the Russian side to be represented the party of the conflict.

“The frenzied anti-Russian campaign with beaten-up clichés about “Russian occupation” and “occupation regime” continues to be the backdrop of these criminal actions. Stubbornly refusing to face the truth and take into account the existing realities, the thesis of the inevitability of the return of South Ossetia to the "United" Georgian state with the saying "the West will help us "is being purposefully introduced into Georgian society".

In practice, the Georgian leadership is implementing a plan for the creeping occupation of the Ossetian territories using the funds of Western donors to directly and totally bribe the population of South Ossetia. This is precisely the essence of the new Georgian project “Step to a Better Future”, implemented by the political party “Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia”,” the statement said.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia confidently states that any adventure by the Georgian side is doomed to failure. The security of South Ossetia is reliably protected from all kinds of aggressive encroachments. There is no Russian occupation, this is an invention of the Georgian aggressors themselves and their Western patrons. The only security threat in the entire South Caucasus is Georgia.

The Foreign Ministry once again declares that the special humanitarian operation of the KGB Border Service, carried out on the territory of Znaur district of the Republic of South Ossetia, is exclusively peaceful and is aimed primarily at ensuring the security of citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia living in the border zone.

"The Republic of South Ossetia is an independent and recognized state, independently determines its domestic and foreign policies. The arrangement and control of the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia are exclusively in the competence of its authorities," the statement said.

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