If the Moscow's policy follows the inertial scenario, a series of new and painful "Khasavyurts" will be inevitable – an expert

14/06/2012 - 14:41

Creation in the Kremlin of a new l agency on cooperation with the CIS countries, Abkhazia and South Ossetia has indicated that it is the CIS territory which is once again becoming a priority, and, in its potential, a trump card of the Russian leadership. This has been reported to IA "Res" by the expert, a Candidate for History, a coordinator of the working group of the Caucasus and Central Asia department of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Federation Alexander Skakov.

Andrey Areshev: NATO reaffirms its unswerving pro-Georgian policy

23/05/2012 - 10:56

NATO has once again reaffirmed its unswerving stance on the status of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Washington and Brussels are still seeing these states, recognized by Russia, as a part of Georgia, and it is unlikely that such declarations have only the character of public rhetoric. They suggest a set of actions aiming to adjust the status quo in the region, created after August 2008. This is already affecting and will further affect the functioning of international and European formats, within the frames of which are discussed the issues of security and stability inTranscaucasia.

Jana Amelina: one should not pay special attention to the propagandistic statement of NATO

22/05/2012 - 16:15

Contrary to the evident reality NATO continues to call to Russia to abolish its acknowledgment of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, while supporting Georgia's aspiration to join NATO. Such an opinion in an interview with IA "Res" was expressed by Chief of the Caucasus Research of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies JanaAmelina, commenting on the statement, made at the NATO summit in Chicago.

Jana Amelina: Saakashvili may have cut off his head - it will change nothing

27/04/2012 - 16:43

The proposal of Saakashvili to resign is not interesting, not even acceptable, because it has no relation to reality. This has been said IA "Res" by a Chief of the Caucasus Research Department of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies Jana Amelina, commenting on the statement by the president of Georgia on his readiness to resign, in order to return South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Mikhail Chernov: Georgia is preparing for another war in the Caucasus

13/04/2012 - 11:54

The recent statements by the president of Georgia point to preparations for a new war against South Ossetia and Abkhazia. This has been said IA "Res" by a Special Representative of the Association of the cross-border cooperation in Central Asia and in the Caucasus Mikhail Chernov, commenting on Saakashvili's statements about the need for active arms production and the establishment of the reserve armed forces of Georgia.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia, "Neutral passport" – another adventure of the Georgian authorities

27/01/2012 - 11:15

Recently media has again brought up a topic of issuing the so-called neutral passports to residents of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Georgian authorities. It has also been announced extremely negative reaction of the Abkhaz authorities to efforts of some foreign companies, functioning in Abkhazia and distributing these passports among residents of Abkhazia. For commenting the so-called "neutral" passports, the correspondent of IA "Res" have addressed the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, Murat Dzhioev.

Inal Pliev: Lukashenko should return to a camp of friends

22/07/2011 - 10:59

The next revelation of WikiLeaks has occasioned us much thought. It has been declared by the South-Ossetian expert Inal Pliev, making comments on the confidential dispatch which appeared on the Wiki Leaks site of the USA embassy in Tbilisi on September, 25, 2009. Its author, the Charge d'Affaires in the USA Kent Logsdon, has reported on their government about the meeting of Michail Saakashvili with the Deputy Assistant of the US State Secretary over Europe and Eurasia Tina Kaidanov. “It `s obvious, - Pliev considers, - that the USA leadership is not firm in supporting any actions of the Georgian leader.

OSCE has solid grounds to show common sense in its approaches

26/02/2010 - 17:33

Conservatism and stereotyped thinking in foreign policy – factors, which caused frustration among many states and international organizations inflexible in their response to the changed political realities. An example of such sluggishness – the persistent unwillingness to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and the support to "the territorial integrity" of Georgia, which throughout the post-Soviet period had no control over these republics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, South Ossetia and Abkhazia became de-facto independent states, and in 2008, they sovereignty was recognized by Russia.