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Kokoity: the US is responsible for the war in South Ossetia along with Georgia2009-01-15 12:38
The US bears responsibility for the August events in the Caucasus along with Georgia, stated Eduard Kokoity, the President of South Ossetia, at yesterday's press conference.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"The USA, as well as NATO member countries, is responsible for tensions escalation and organization of aggression against South Ossetia", he said to ITAR-TASS.
According to Kokoyty, the Charter on strategic partnership, signed by Georgia and the US, "urges Georgia to make revanchist statements".
"The so-called "alternative government" is getting more active, it voices the calls to restore "territorial integrity" and "bring South Ossetia back to Georgia", he noticed.
These actions, "undoubtedly bents South Ossetia to go into the issues of our republic's defense potential more attentive and thoroughly, considering the weak links and mistakes the August events revealed. We are working on it, we are building up our defense potential ", the President underlined.
"We must also bear in mind the Treaty on friendship and cooperation we signed with the Russian Federation, and these agreements on Russian military contingents deployment - they are one of the most important components, guaranteeing peace and stability", Kokoity stated.
According to the President, "together with the Russian Federation, everything is being done to relieve this tension and prevent the development situation according to the scenario imposed by the US and Georgia".