The Foreign Minister of South Ossetia: South Ossetia does not need "cooperation without recognition"
Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioyev said that the recognition of independence of the republic from the international community is an irreversible process.
"We will continue to work to expand the list of states that recognize South Ossetia and we will seek recognition on the part of those states, which do not recognize our country. It should be noted that the work in this direction is balanced and hard and jerky movements are unacceptable in this issue, and the process goes on" - IA"Res" quoted the words of the head of the South Ossetian Foreign Minister".
Dzhioyev is confident, that "the recognition of state independence of South Ossetia by Russia and several other states is the triumph of justice".
He also noted that South Ossetia is not satisfied of the policy of "cooperation without recognition", which is offered to Tskhinval by some representatives of Europe. "It is impossible not to recognize someone and at the same time to cooperate with him. It is argued that it became a "de facto recognition". But the recognition - it is a legal term, it can not be only de facto or only de jure" - Murat Dzhioyev believes.
After the armed conflict in South Ossetia in August 2008, unleashed by the Georgian authorities, Russia, speaking on the side of Tskhinval, recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Later, Moscow's position was supported by Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru. Official Tbilisi severed diplomatic relations with the Russian side and the two republics were called "occupied territories".