Georgia Tries To Deflect Attention By Creating South Ossetian “Threat”
Republic News Agency
September 26, 2012
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia
Edited by RR
Tskhinval: September 25, 2012, the president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, in his speech at the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly accused Russia of “attempts to influence political processes in Georgia, in particular by conducting large-scale maneuvers and concentration of troops on the border” of the allegedly occupied regions of Georgia.
As always, the Georgian leadership is excessively dramatizing the situation. In addition to creating myths concerning the past and the present in Georgian-South Ossetian relations, Georgia regularly uses in its propaganda various conflict situations, interpreting them according to its own interests and goals. Tbilisi’s points are often supported extensively in the West and then, unfortunately, are repeated in the statements of high-ranking officials in Europe, the U.S. and some international organizations.
The conclusions of the report of an independent European Union commission, led by Ms. Heidi Taljavini, clearly have proved to the world that Georgia was the aggressor in August 2008, but the following permanent military preparations and Georgian threats to “restore the territorial integrity”, which has been repeatedly stressed by South Ossetia unfortunately are ignored by the world community.
Georgian authorities make statements about the South Ossetian “threat” to distract their own people from the complicated political situation in the country on the eve of parliamentary elections, which unveiled the sadistic regime of the Georgian leadership under the mask of a democratic facade.
For the favorable resolution of the situation, official Tbilisi needs to find an external enemy.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia has declared with all responsibility that mobilization or accumulation of military forces is not taking place in the Republic. Russian military units have been stationed in South Ossetia in accordance with bilateral Russian-South Ossetian agreements. They are the only military forces in the territory of South Ossetia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia once again is calling on the international community and the participants of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly to draw attention to the build-up of Georgian military forces at the border of South Ossetia, which, as contemporary history shows, is really dangerous and expresses the revanchist sentiments of the Georgian authorities who prefer to see the problems of the region only in the light of their own interests, ignoring reality.