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South Ossetian army to be reformed2010-06-16 17:58
The army of South Ossetia will be reformed. According to plan, since end November the shift to new organisation and staff structures must be conducted, as well as decrease in number of Armed Forces in three stages by 10 per cent - Res.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The due order was signed by Eduard Kokoyty, the South Ossetian leader.
Previously Yuri Tanayev, the Minister of Defense, stated the Armed Forces were ready for execution of tasks on ensuring security and territorial integrity in cooperation with the 4th military base of Russia.
"All events of military and mobilization readiness, planned for this year, are completed, - he noted. - The system of system of communication and management of troops is restored, uninterrupted and qualitative connection in problematic directions is established."
Russia recognized the independency of South Ossetia, as well as Abkhazia, on August 26th 2008. On August 8th 2008 Georgian troops entered Tskhinval, the South Ossetian capital, the 5-day August war ensued. Over 200 civilians and peacemakers were killed. Russia entered its troops in the conflict zone and conducted a "peace enforcement" operation.