The authorities of the self-declared Republic of South Ossetia are taking the next step to join Russia in the near future, and this time they will follow “appropriate legal steps to join the Russian Federation”. – This is our way, the aspirations of the population. And we will follow this path – confirms Anatoly Bibilov, head of the district.
The republic has about 50 thousand. population
– Our residents set this goal again and again, and we had the opportunity to realize our centuries-old dream in 2014, when Crimea returned to its original port. We missed our chance then, but we can’t allow it to happen again, Bebiao said.
“The Republic of South Ossetia will be part of its historical homeland, Russia,” Bibilov added. Indicating that the area might be annexed by Russian authorities, influential Senator Andrei Klimov, deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, made a comment.
“Russia is ready to annex these territories on the condition that the people of South Ossetia hold a referendum in support of this step,” Klimov said in an interview with TASS.
The difficult situation in Georgia
Let us remind you that after the war in 2008 between Russia and Georgia, about 20 percent. Russian troops occupy the territory of Georgia – these are the territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
These two regions seceded from Georgia and declared independence, which is recognized only by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru and Syria.
The United States and the European Union have repeatedly condemned the Russian presence in South Ossetia as undermining Georgia’s sovereignty.
However, the conflict in these areas goes further than it was until the war in 2008. Abkhazia and South Ossetia went to war with Georgia almost immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The residents of the two regions wanted autonomy, independence from Tbilisi, and equal rights and access to office.
While in the eyes of the Georgians the Abkhazians have long been residents of the northwestern part of the country, having formed a common kingdom with them centuries ago, many Tbilisi residents of South Ossetia consider an “artificial creature”. It should be noted that these regions are more pro-Russia than Abkhazia, because at the turn of the 80s and 90s, separatists from Tskhinvali began to demand independence.
Moscow has been supporting the Ossetian freedom effort for many years.
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