Media: Moscow won't support candidates of Kokoity in the presidential elections in South Ossetia
"Kommersant" newspaper wrote that Russia will not support any candidate proposed by the current Head of State Eduard Kokoity as his successor in the presidential elections in South Ossetia.
As reported by the BBC, sources of the edition claim that the Moscow authorities are dissatisfied with the current abuses in the republic during the restoration after Georgian aggression. Especially because housing construction, repair of communications and many other works are 100% funded from the Russian budget.
It was also reported that the Kremlin may speak in support of the current head of South Ossetian MOE Anatoly Bibilov during president election in South Ossetia.
Earlier, South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity reiterated that he would not give a clear preference for any candidate at the upcoming presidential election.
"I just want to say that there is no successor I'd like to leave. The people must make the right choice. I can only say - it must be a person who did not leave the Republic during all the years of struggle for freedom in South Ossetia, defended its independence with arms in hands and suffered all the hardships and sufferings that have befallen the nation. I firmly believe that our people will choose such a person" - IA "Res" quoted the words of Kokoity.
Kokoity stressed that after the presidential elections scheduled for the end of the year Tskhinval would consider Russia as its main partner. "The course taken by the government of South Ossetia will be continued. Russia remains our main strategic partner. Russia is a country which we owe the fact that people are able to live at this territory. We must work to strengthen our statehood and our international credibility"- said the president of South Ossetia during a meeting with representatives of local media.