Memorial Day for the victims of the Ossetian genocide on June 20 in South Ossetia is declared a day of mourning, - the decree

Thu, 11/06/2020 - 23:21

South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov on Thursday signed a decree declaring mourning on the Memorial Day for the victims of the Ossetian genocide on June 20.

"Expressing grief and paying tribute to the dead victims of the Ossetian genocide, expressing condolence to their families and friends, I decree: to declare June 20, 2020 as a day of mourning in the Republic of South Ossetia," the decree of the head of state says.

According to the decree, on the day of mourning throughout the Republic of South Ossetia, the state flags will be lowered.

Cultural institutions and the State Television and Radio Company "Ir" are recommended to cancel entertainment and programs on the day of mourning.

This Decree comes into force from the day of its signing.

At a meeting of the operational headquarters on Thursday, it was announced that on this day it was planned: a national minute of silence at 12:00, a speech by the head of state Anatoly Bibilov through the media, laying wreaths and flowers at the monuments of the victims of genocide, etc.

Due to restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, increased safety measures will be followed.

South Ossetia is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Ossetian genocide this year. A number of state events are timed to this date. A state Commission has been established under the chairmanship of President Anatoly Bibilov. June 20 is included in the calendar of state memorial days by presidential decree.

The question is about the genocide of 1920, the main events of which unfolded in June 12, when the mass attack of the Georgian national guard on Tskhinval began. Since June 17, there has been widespread burning of villages, and on June 20, an indicative execution of 13 Ossetian communards was carried out. In fact, then, under the leadership of Noah Jordania, Georgia managed to implement the Open Field plan, which Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Eduard Shevarnadze and Mikheil Saakashvili tried unsuccessfully to repeat.

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