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Georgia criticizes South Ossetia for its plans to demolish Georgian villages

2012-08-16 14:57

Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on the international community to pay attention to the information, widespread by the media, about the intention of the authorities of South Ossetia to demolish the villages abandoned by the Georgians, the VZGLIAD reported.


In a statement released on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry calls on the co-chairs of the Geneva talks and the international organizations participating in these discussions to urgently discuss the issue with representatives of the Russian Federation to reverse the decision to demolish the houses in ethnic Georgian villages near Tskhinval, as well as the renaming of these settlements.

As recalled by the Newsland, on Tuesday, the Russian newspaper "Izvestia" and other Russian media reported the decision of the president of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov to demolish in the region eight villages, the Georgian population of which was forced to leave their homes during the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. According to him, the territory of the villages will be used in industry and agriculture.

Recall, the was of August 2008 started after the Georgian troops entered the territory of South Ossetia. Russia successfully conducted peacekeeping operation. The war lasted five days and ended after Georgia withdrew its troops from South Ossetia.


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