Comment by representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia pertaining to the statement by Georgian Prime Minister Kobakhidze

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Another statement made in Georgia pertaining to the desire to live jointly with the peoples of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia weren’t left without attention. Theloud statements, obviously timed to the Independence Day, were voiced by Prime Minister Kobakhidze, who shared the “Georgian dream…to live in a united and strong Georgia by 2030 together with our Abkhaz and Ossetian brothers and sisters.”

Once again, we have to dampen the dreamy mood of Mr. Kobakhidze and bring him and all other “dreamers” back to the reality, which consists in a lasting deep internal political crisis in Georgia and the upcoming parliamentary elections, which will be held against this background in October this year. These are serious factors, and the inability of Georgian leadership to handle them not only questions the terms of “the European dream’s” coming true voiced by Mr.  Kobakhidze, but also can become a real threat to stability and security in the region.  

We consider it absolutely inappropriate to conduct any talksabout the so-called becoming a part of Georgia. The Republic of South Ossetia is a state that won its independence in the long-lasting bloody struggle against Georgian fascism and has paid a huge price for its freedom.

The people of the Republic of South Ossetia has made itsirrevocable choice in favor of building its sovereign statehood and strengthening friendly relations and integration ties with the Russian Federation - the only real guarantor of peace and security in South Ossetia.

May 26, Tskhinval 2024