Dmitry Medoev: "The Georgian authorities dream of unleashing the Caucasian front"

Tue, 01/02/2022 - 16:16

Foreign Minister of South Ossetia Dmitry Medoev told in an interview with the news agency "Res" about the current situation in Ukraine and possible provocations in South Ossetia.

- How do you assess the current situation in Ukraine, and how can such a development threaten other countries, in particular South Ossetia?

- Closely and with undisguised concern in South Ossetia are watching the growth of acute military-political tension around Ukraine, created by the Western countries led by their American curators. The fact that the authors of this dangerous undertaking are not at all interested in the real consequences for the citizens of Ukraine is clear from the very beginning of these provocations. They are not taken into account - real goals are much more interesting ...

However, this applies not only to Ukraine, but also to neighboring countries, and not only European, but non-regional, located far from Eastern Europe.

- What do you mean?

- I mean the South Caucasus and the NATO "postgraduate" country Georgia. Excited by the US-NATO militaristic attitudes, also driven by revanchist sentiments, the Georgian hawks are ready to offer the Euro-Atlantic coalition to use the territory of their country to activate the anti-Russian hotbed of tension on its southern borders. The goals and objectives are clear, firstly, this is practical solidarity with the Ukrainian regime in front of the so-called. "Russian invasion" and along the way, under the wing of NATO, to solve their own territorial problems, which Georgia has with all its surrounding countries.

- What can be expected from the implementation of such a scenario?

- In case of such a development, any destabilization of the situation around South Ossetia will play into the hands of Georgia and its external administrators. Here we must take into account an important circumstance - in April of this year the Republic is preparing to hold presidential elections. It must be assumed that they are being prepared not only in South Ossetia....

Based on this, I do not exclude at all that the forces hostile to us will be able to launch a scenario of military escalation, possibly even with an attempt at full-scale military aggression. The Georgian side has always striven for this and has never hidden it, it is enough to recall the pace of modernization of the armed forces and the endless military exercises with the participation of the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance.

- Doesn't this mean the formation of a dangerous ring around Russia?

- In fact, this would mean for Moscow the activation of the old front, seemingly forgotten in 2008, directed against Russia from the south. The Georgian propaganda machine has already been launched to provide informational support for this "project". Against the backdrop of increased Russophobia, local media are actively preparing the Georgian society for having no alternative to a military solution to territorial problems, openly calling on the authorities to act according to the Azerbaijani-Turkish scenario implemented in Nagorno-Karabakh. They say that time heals. But that is clearly not the case here.

- What is the result?

- As a result, and in particular, someone really wants to build up pressure and create discomfort along the entire perimeter of the Russian borders, including the zone of the joint responsibility of Russian and South Ossetian border guards on the Ossetian-Georgian border. Quite recently, such an attempt failed in Kazakhstan, and we were once again convinced that these scenarios are ruled from one center.

There can be only one conclusion - this dangerous provocation can seriously threaten not only internal stability in South Ossetia, but also significantly undermine the regional balance and international security in general.

I am sure this scenario is not feasible.

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