The Parliament of South Ossetia called on parliamentarians in the CIS and Europe to recognize the genocide of the Ossetian people

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 15:00

The Parliament of South Ossetia on Tuesday unanimously adopted an appeal to international parliamentary organizations, including the CIS and Europe, to recognize the fact of the genocide of the Ossetian people committed by Georgia in 1920.

The appeal was sent to the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, to the parliaments of other countries that recognized the independence of South Ossetia, as well as to parliamentary organizations of Europe and the CIS.

"South Ossetia, as part of united Ossetia, as early as 1774 voluntarily became part of Russia and only 27 years later, in 1801, the Georgian principalities became part of Russia," the appeal reads.

At the same time, the document notes that in 1920 Georgian troops, armed and equipped with the support of some foreign states, carried out "mass extermination of the Ossetian civilian population." As a result of the invasion of Georgian forces in South Ossetia in 1920, more than 5 thousand people were killed, 15 thousand refugees died when crossing the pass on the way to North Ossetia.

"About 40 thousand people were forced to leave their homes. According to various estimates, the number of losses of the Ossetian population amounted to 25% of its total number," the parliamentarians said.

The full text of the appeal will be published in the state media of the Republic.

This year South Ossetia is marking the 100th anniversary of the Ossetian genocide. A number of government events are timed to this date. A state commission was created under the chairmanship of President Anatoly Bibilov. We are talking about the genocide of 1920, the main events of which unfolded precisely in June, starting on the 12th, when the massive offensive of the Georgian national guard on Tskhinval began. Since June 17, there was widespread burning of villages, and on June 20, an indicative execution of 13 Ossetian communards was carried out.

President of South Ossetia at the beginning of the year signed a decree establishing the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Genocide on the date of the shooting of 13 South Ossetian Communards by Georgian Mensheviks on June 20.

Earlier, an appeal to the countries of the world on the recognition of genocide was sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic.

In July 2019, it was reported that the South Ossetian Parliament had sent an appeal to the Russian Parliament for the recognition of the genocide of South Ossetians in 1920 by Georgian nationalists. The authors of the appeal noted that the Georgian troops, armed and equipped with the support of the occupation forces of Germany, and then the British troops that replaced them, carried out the mass extermination of the Ossetian civilian population, which killed several thousand people.

In September 2019, the State Duma in response to the appeal of the South Ossetian Parliament announced the creation of a working group on the recognition of the genocide of South Ossetians.

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