South Ossetian authorities have restricted entry to the country after riots in Tskhinval
South Ossetian authorities have temporarily limited entry to the republic for some categories of citizens.
According to news agency Osinform, Foreign Minister of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioyev said that "the entry is limited to certain categories of foreign citizens and stateless persons".
"Limitation does not apply to Russian citizens serving at the 4th military base in South Ossetia, the staff of Border Department of FSB , their families, citizens engaged in reconstruction work, as well as citizens traveling to South Ossetia for the various family affairs" - said the head of South Ossetian Foreign Ministry.
Dzhioev added that limitation meets all the laws of the republic and was introduced in order to ensure stability and public security in the country due to the recent riots. He stressed that the Russian embassy in Tskhinval had been informed about the imposition of restrictive measures.
Recall, September 30, about two hundred supporters of the head coach of Russia in freestyle wrestling Dzambolat Tedeyev attacked the building of the Central Executive Committee of South Ossetia, whose members were to consider the possibility of registering Tedeyev as a candidate for president of the republic. The crowd was forced back from the building by law enforcement officials and representatives of the Central Election Commission denied to register Tedeyev in connection with a breach of residency qualification.
Tedeyev said later that his house was cordoned off by riot police and SWAT. However, this information did not find official confirmation.
According to some data, the number of arrested participants of the riot, which took place yesterday in South Ossetia in front of the CEC, is from 11 to 14 people.
At the same time, Foreign Minister of South Ossetia Vladmir Vaneyev said that the situation in the republic is calm and under control of law enforcement officers. "No one is allowed to destabilize the situation in the Republic. We have laws that regulate such matters. And we, together with the Attorney General's Office, carry out necessary arrangements with respect to the instigators of these unauthorized activities. Several persons are already detained" - he said, also denying rumors that some law enforcement officers joined Tedeyev.