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Russian Deputy Minister Meets South Ossetian Leader

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met with South Ossetian secessionist leader Eduard Kokoity in Moscow on September 4, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“Both sides expressed concern over the planned, so-called “march” on Tskhinvali,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on September 4.

Tskhinvali has claimed that Tbilisi is planning a rally sometime in September in the South Ossetian conflict zone under the auspices of Kokoity Fandarast, a Tbilisi-backed, anti-Kokoity movement.

Karasin and Kokoity also condemned the arrest of two peacekeepers from Russia”s North Ossetian battalion by Georgian police. During the meeting they also discussed “the circumstances surrounding the provocative” August 6 missile incident.

The sides stressed the need for the urgent convening of a session of the quadripartite Joint Control Commission, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

This post is also available in: ქართული (Georgian) Русский (Russian)


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