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

Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, and members of the South Ossetian delegation laid a wreath to the monument “Twelve Stars”, located in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Banja Luka on January 10, 2018.

The monument was raised in commemoration of the 12 children who died because of the lack of oxygen in the intensive care unit of the maternity hospital of Banja Luka in 1992 and reminds of the newborns who were cut off lives.

Because of the blockade of roads to Serbia it wasn’t possible to deliver oxygen to Banja Luka by land. The only alternative was shipping by air, but the UN Security Council banned flights over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, without allowing delivering oxygen from Belgrade by plane.

On the same day the official delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia left for the East Sarajevo.


Tskhinval, January 10, 2018