Comments by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RSO

Ахсар Джиоев

“The concept of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, approved today by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been updated in the context of the current difficult situation and defines the priority directions, goals and objectives of Russia's international activities.

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.

МИД Южной Осетии

We have paid attention to the words of Salome Zourabichvili, the President of Georgia, who stated in her interview to Bloomberg that Georgian problems connected with the ongoing claims for the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia should be should in conjunction with future peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine.

The EU Council has finally approved the decision on the non-recognition of Russian passports issued in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

МИД Южной Осетии

The decision of the European Parliament to ban the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation who have received passports in the territories of the new Russian regions, as well as in the Republic of Crimea, the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia is regarded as another unfriendly attack by the countries of the European Union, a gross violation of the fundamental principles of European democracy and, in fact, is blatant discrimination against Russian citizens living in these territories.

October 11 saw the launch of the Caucasus Eagle 2022 joint military exercises, held by special military forces of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey at the military base Mukhrovani, near Tbilisi. The purpose of the exercises is sharing experience, improving professional capacity and management among military units of the three states. Earlier, on October 7, Georgia signed an agreement with Turkey on supply of armored vehicles which comply with NATO standards.