The situation is escalating along the entire perimeter of the borders of South Ossetia, - Dmitry Medoev

Sat, 07/12/2019 - 16:00

In South Ossetia, Georgia’s actions near the borders are regarded as a deliberate and demonstrative escalation of the situation in the border territories, fraught with serious destabilization of the situation not only in the territories of South Ossetia bordering with Georgia, but also on the scale of the region as a whole, ”said Foreign Minister of South Ossetia Dmitry Medoev, speaking at the international conference “The Image of Russia and South Ossetia in the Information War” held on Friday at the South Ossetian State University..

Foreign Minister of South Ossetia focused on Georgia’s provocative actions against South Ossetia, threats to the security of its territory and citizens.

“So, in the immediate vicinity of residential buildings in the village of Tsnelis of Znaur district of the Republic of South Ossetia, the Georgian side, using its armed forces, began the illegal construction of fortified military facilities and engineering structures in South Ossetia. In all respects, it is absolutely obvious that this provocation was prepared in advance with the tacit participation of the western patrons of Georgia, "Medoev emphasized.

Medoev has added that on September 17 of this year, President Anatoly Bibilov addressed the co-chairs of the Geneva discussions, representatives of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, urging them to take decisive measures to influence the Georgian party in order to neutralize the real danger of armed confrontation and stop further tension.

“There is a direct threat to the lives of citizens whose homes are located 150 meters from the new Georgian military engineering facilities, and the fact of the opening of fire deep into the territory of South Ossetia in the direction of the settlements located there, is extremely worrisome and alarming. The situation is escalating along the entire perimeter of the borders of South Ossetia. Additional forces are gathering, the work is underway to create a new military infrastructure in other places. We regard these provocations as a consequence of the aggressive policy of the Georgian authorities towards South Ossetia and the desire to foment a new round of confrontation. Declaring a decisive protest, the government of South Ossetia blames the consequences of these dangerous provocations on the Tbilisi regime and its Western patrons,” the Foreign Minister concluded.

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