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.
Comments by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RSO
With support from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) the annual OSCE conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings, will take place from September 26 to October 7, 2022 in Warsaw.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia strongly condemns the terrorist attacks committed yesterday on several state institutions in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic which caused destructions.
As it recently became known, as part of an investigation into the events of August 2008, ICC Prosecutor Karim A.A.
South Ossetia welcomes the recognition of the sovereignty of the fraternal republics of Donbass. This is an important and responsible decision of the Russian leadership.
On August 4, representatives of the United States, Great Britain, France, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Albania in the UN put forward a demand for the Russian Federation to withdraw its armed forces from the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia and revoke the recognition of their state independence.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev gave a comment to Sputnik South Ossetia on the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov about Russia's refusal to conduct monitoring flights in the 10-kilometer zone near the borders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
The accusations against South Ossetia and Russia, voiced in the next statement of the Georgian Foreign Ministry, could not surprise anyone with their originality. For at least the last decade, one can observe how Georgian propaganda unsuccessfully tries to reverse the situation and return lost positions to Georgia.
The European Parliament has prepared a draft resolution, which, inter alia, urges the Georgian authorities to “try to extend the benefits of the AA [EU-Georgia Association Agreement] and the DCFTA [Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area] to the populations of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia”.
As it became known, the draft document on the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement has been approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee and put on the agenda of the plenary session in Strasbourg this week.
Pertaining to the statement of Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze at the 73ed session of the UN General Assembly
The resolution titled “10 Years after the August War”, which calls for Russia to revoke recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and to withdraw its troops from the territory of Georgia, was adopted at the annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Berlin on July 11. The desire to include Georgia in NATO was reaffirmed by the authorities of the Alliance at NATO summit in Brussels on the same day.
The so-called Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili sanction list, which includes citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia, who allegedly in various periods of time had committed various offences against Georgian nationals, was published in Georgia on June 26, 2018.