Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

20th May is a Memory and Mourning Day in South Ossetia. On this day in 1992 Georgian extremist shot down a group a refugees from South Ossetia on a bypassing road near village Zar. Among them were mainly children, women and elderly. 33 people were killed, aged between 11 to 72 years, 16 were injured.

Every year at that very place in village Zar, at the ‘Mourning mother’ memorial, is carried out a mourning ceremony. At the ceremony participated representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RSO. During the meeting were remembered not only victims of the Zar tragedy but all those that were killed during the longstanding Georgian-Ossetian conflict, those that scarified their lives for independence of their Motherland.


Tskhinval, 20 May 2014