This was stated in the report-message by the head of the republic Vyacheslav Bitarov, referring to the situation in the agrarian sphere of North Ossetia
De facto leader of breakaway region of South Ossetia
, Leonid Tibilov, has called for the presidential elections and a referendum on renaming the region to "the South Ossetia
-- the State of Alania.
Moscow: President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia's rebel South Ossetia
region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea.
In the meeting, Mamsurov said development of cooperation between Ossetia
and Iran will be a ground for deepening current friendly ties between Iran and Russia.
Conducting an assessment of stability in this region is important, as the conflict in South Ossetia
can re-escalate and may lead to broader conflicts in the region.
To tell the truth, I prefer to trust Georgian Prime Minister what he has said about Abkhazia and South Ossetia
," said Merkel.
people and myself personally I congratulate you and the whole people of South Ossetia
on the Day of the Republic.
ITAR Tass said that the bus with 24 passengers aboard tumbled down a steep ravine in South Ossetia
, a Moscow-backed separatist region.
There have been a number of brief detentions of Georgians in recent weeks, mainly in South Ossetia
, another Georgian breakaway area, which was the focus of last year's war between Tbilisi and Moscow.
THE ANNIVERSARY of last year's short war between Russia and Georgia over disputed South Ossetia
reached Cyprus this week with both countries holding news conferences to reiterate their sides of the story.
DURING AUGUST 2008, Georgia and Russia engaged in a brief shooting war over South Ossetia
Georgia's leadership therefore revealed its intention to forcefully reintegrate South Ossetia
which since the beginning of the 1990s had not been under the control of the government in Tbilisi.