Comment by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on the latest statement of the Georgian Foreign Ministry

The accusations against South Ossetia and Russia, voiced in the next statement of the Georgian Foreign Ministry, could not surprise anyone with their originality. For at least the last decade, one can observe how Georgian propaganda unsuccessfully tries to reverse the situation and return lost positions to Georgia.

As an internationally recognized aggressor and cruel perpetrator of acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide against Ossetians for a whole century, Georgia is trying in every possible way to absolve itself of responsibility for the committed crimes against humanity and seeks to inspire the international community with the opposite by replicating false fabrications. However, the obvious features of the totalitarian nationalist regime are clearly visible from the brilliant front windows of Tbilisi.

The historically established model of behavior of the Georgian state allows shameless lying and insulting everyone whose policies do not fit into its logic.

Georgian claims about Russian occupation are a complete absurdity. Russian troops are on the territory of South Ossetia legally, because this is what the people and the legally elected leadership of South Ossetia want, and it is at least not logical to announce the withdrawal of Russian troops and, moreover, the notorious “de-occupation”.

It would be much more logical for the Georgian society to think about the annexation by Georgia of the Eastern part of historical Ossetia - the Tyrsygom and the Kob hollow, which the Bolsheviks illegally seized in favor of the Georgian Soviet Republic. The same applies to ethnic cleansing, killings and devastation of the Borjomi Gorge and Bakuriani, committed by Georgian nationalists in the 90s. I would like to ask the most Christian Georgians in the language of the Bible: “Cain, where is your brother Abel?”

Ossetia has no claims to foreign territories, nor is it going to give away its ancestral lands.

Any actions of the authorities of the Republic of South Ossetia on their legal territory are absolutely lawful and are an internal matter of the independent and recognized state, which independently determines, among other things, its border policy.

At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia is concerned about the desire of the Georgian side to destabilize the situation in the vicinity of the state border at any cost, despite the difficult period of the struggle of the whole world with the consequences of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

We are sure that the main reason for the latest Tbilisi hysteria is connected exclusively with the upcoming elections in Georgia, during which all political forces will have to use the anti-Russian theme in the struggle for votes. Apparently, no one can offer more original ideas. Therefore, panic is growing in Georgian political circles, and confusion and vacillation are observed both in power structures and in opposition circles. This fear is inspired by the statement made.


Tskhinval, May 23, 2020