Supporters of the former president of the de facto Republic of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoyty, are protesting demanding the resignation of the incumbent president, Leonid Tibilov, after Kokoyty was refused registration as a presidential candidate. [Read more…]
The Russian government officially disclosed an agreement with the de facto Republic of South Ossetia on 13 March which will lead to some South Ossetian military units becoming the part of the Russian military.
Discussions over whether or not Georgia should restore diplomatic relations with Russia emerge time and time again. However, arguments on both sides of the divide are naïve, misleading, and ultimately pointless.
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili congratulated Georgian citizens on the EU Parliament’s final decision to offer them visa free travel to Europe. He remarked that people living in the de facto republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will also be able to travel to Europe without a visa. [Read more…]
Two Georgians were detained for illegally crossing the de facto border with South Ossetia, Sputnik Abkhazia, a Russian state owned media organisation reports. Two women from Tbilisi — Shorena Balakhadze, 29, and Laura Balakhadze, 26, — were detained by the State Security Committee of South Ossetia, in the village of Balta. Sputnik Ossetia writes that the two were travelling to South Ossetia ‘searching for better life’.
The de facto republic of South Ossetia is considering opening up trade with the rest of Georgia. However, the proposals are meeting resistance from those opposed to trading with their ‘enemy’.