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

On August 12, on the island of Sardinia in the city of Cagliary, under the auspices of the Representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in Italy, a commemorative action was held – a prayer service dedicated to the thirteenth anniversary of Georgia’s armed aggression against the Republic of South Ossetia.

Residents of Cagliari, a group of friends of South Ossetia, led by the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia in Sardinia Roberto Pinna, took part in the action which took place on the Indipendenza square near the monument to the Martyrs of Italy. Participants of the action with the symbols of South Ossetia expressed support for the South Ossetian people and honored the memory of those killed during the attack of the Georgian criminal regime on Tskhinval in August 2008.

Unfortunately, the mourning event was overshadowed by a provocation committed by a group of migrants from Georgian nationality, led by a woman. With her inadequate and hysterical behavior she tried to disrupt the peaceful action of the citizens of Italy – the indigenous inhabitants of the island of Sardinia.

On his page in social networks, Roberto Pinna expressed regret that the attackers did not allow the participants of the rally to hold a memorial service for the innocent citizens of South Ossetia: ”All those who died in wars have the right to memory and prayer, we just wanted to peacefully and in a Christian way honor the memory of the martyrs of South Ossetia”.

The provocation was not a success, and the commemorative event continued.


 Tskhinval, 13 of August 2021