Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia D.N. Medoev gave a comment to IA REGNUM regarding the creation of a government commission in Georgia for the development and implementation of the “State strategy for de-occupation and peaceful resolution of conflicts” - a project that, according to its authors, is intended to annul the military-political presence of Russia in the region and would allow Tbilisi to return the lost in 1989 territory.
D.N. Medoev, in particular, noted:
“The war in Nagorny Karabakh undoubtedly inspired the Georgian military and the political elite, who, observing the course of hostilities in the region with their own eyes and assessing the new political realities in the South Caucasus in their own way, have recently increasingly begun to appeal to the Turkish military-political factor as an example for solving their own problems.
In this regard, the recent aggravation of the topic of Georgia's accession to NATO can be associated, among other things, with the coincidence of the interests of both the Georgian elite and its Western allies, on the one hand, and with the interests of the main country of NATO in the region, Turkey.
However, it must be emphasized here that the main ideologues and potential beneficiaries of the “Transcaucasian confederation” clearly understand that without South Ossetia and Abkhazia such plans are not of interest and are simply not sustainable.
Proceeding from this, one can unequivocally and responsibly declare that the Republic of South Ossetia under no circumstances intends to participate in Georgian projects and, moreover, to enter into the “Turkish confederation”, plans for the creation of which have been actively discussed recently on the shores of the Bosphorus”.