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South Ossetia got a new defender2010-08-04 16:50
In South Ossetia a new Minister of Defense was appointed - interpressnews.ge.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Eduard Kokoyty, the leader of South Ossetia, appointed Valeriy Yakhnovets to this position. According to Russian sites, previously the colonel worked in the Ministry of defense of Russia, was a chief of Russian airborne forces intelligence. He was awarded the Hero of Russia title for the services in war in Chechnya.
Yuriy Tanayev, who occupied the position previously, was dismissed with the President's order.