Comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on the internal political crisis in Georgia

МИД Южной Осетии

We are closely following the events taking place in Georgia over the past few days. It is obvious that the developing serious internal political crisis, into which this country has been driven again by its Western curators and so-called "friends", may become a threat to the stability and security of the entire Transcaucasian region. This is confirmed by the transformation of the slogans of the protesters, who went far beyond the borders of the Georgian domestic political agenda and began to call on the crowd for a new campaign against South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

What is happening in Georgia causes serious concern in the Republic of South Ossetia, especially given the demonstrated nature of the protest actions, the destructive political forces operating in this country and the Western players behind them, who have been fueling the Georgian opposition for many years in their own interests to destabilize the situation and undermine the security structure that has developed in the region since 2008.

It is obvious that the recent events in Georgia and attempts to provoke a crisis in Nagorny Karabakh, Pridnestrovie, Belarus are links in the same chain.

Currently, the situation on the territory of Georgia bordering the Republic of South Ossetia is characterized as relatively calm. However, we would like to warn the "hotheads" in Tbilisi, who are again calling for a forceful resolution of the Georgian-Ossetian and Georgian-Abkhaz problems, from further escalating tensions, given the many unresolved issues and, as a consequence, the presence of considerable conflict potential.

We sincerely hope that the current leadership of Georgia will be able to resolve the crisis provoked from abroad by political methods and will not allow a new splash of aggression against neighboring states.

Tskhinval, March 10, 2023