In South Ossetia laid wreaths and flowers in memory of the victims of the genocide committed by Georgia in 1920

Sat, 20/06/2020 - 15:28

The leadership and the public of South Ossetia on Saturday laid wreaths and flowers at the monument to 13 Communards in the Zguder cemetery, who had been shot by Georgian punishers on June 20, 1920. Today in Ossetia is the day of mourning - the 100th anniversary of one of the most tragic pages in the history of Ossetians - the genocide committed by Georgia in 1920.

Prime Minister Eric Pukhaev in a media commentary noted that the genocide of the Ossetian people by Georgia should be condemned by the international community.

“The history of South Ossetia until 2008 consists entirely of tragedies. From the side of Georgia there were constant repressions, murders, the destruction of our language, drove out our people. From 1920 to 2008 they destroyed our people. The international community should condemn the actions of Georgia. Yes, after Russia recognized us, our Republic is being built and developed, but, nevertheless, I note once again that they did not forget this. Thanks to everyone who came here today. Even though we are not organizing mass events because of the pandemic, this did not stop people, and they came to pay tribute to the victims of the genocide,” the Prime Minister said.

Head of the Support Fund for the Wounded, Disabled during the Hostilities in South Ossetia from 1989 to 2008. Madina Plieva has recalled how residents hid their children from Georgian fascists so that they would not be killed.

“People were hiding their children in rocks, gorges, wherever the Georgian fascists would get them, so as not to kill. They did all the bad things that could be done to us. They wanted to exterminate us completely as a nation, but we survived, despite the fact that we are a small nation,” said Plieva.

Each street in Tskhinval, according to her, recalls the grief of the Ossetian people.

“100 years have passed since then, but Georgia still denies its guilt. It is impossible to conduct dialogue with them until they admit what they have done. Since 1920, there has not been a single month that does not tell us about our difficult tragedy, the names of our streets, our cemeteries, where the heroes, victims of 2008, people who lost relatives are buried. They burned and buried people alive, cut off the fingers of older people, burned houses with people, how can we forgive and forget all this,” she said.

The head of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Relations, Zaza Dryaev, has noted that the leadership of the Republic is working to ensure that the international community recognizes the genocide of the Ossetian people.

“In 2019, we sent letters to the Council of the Federation, the State Duma of the Russian Federation on the recognition of the genocide of the Ossetian people, and the work is ongoing on this fact. The leadership of the Republic is doing everything for the world community to recognize the genocide and give it its own assessment. We will not forget how they killed our women and the elderly. How many people, and with them the children, fleeing death, died on the roads. Will we forget it? Never!” Said Driaev.

The head of the Committee has noted that they intend to send an appeal to parliamentarians around the world on the genocide of the Ossetian people in 1920.

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