Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

In anticipation of presidential elections and the referendum on resumption of the historic name “the State of Alania” to South Ossetia scheduled for April 9, 2017 a meeting of officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was organized on March 21, 2017.

The participants discussed the internal political situation in the Republic and once again emphasized the necessity to maintain it within a legal framework.

The Ministry would like to appeal to all participants of the pre-election process to follow the Constitution and legislation of the Republic and emphasize the absolute inadmissibility of attempts to destabilize situation in pre-election period as foreign image of the state could negatively be affected by consequences of similar actions.

The Ministry is convinces that the forthcoming political events which are of major importance for the Republic of South Ossetia will take place in a calm atmosphere and in full compliance with the electoral legislation and that stability of the pre-election political process will become another confirmation of commitment of its participants to generally recognized norms and principles of democracy.


Tskhinval, March 21, 2017