President of the South Ossetia Republic Leonid Tibilov dismissed South Ossetia Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Medoyev on March 2.
The reason of the dismissal is not mentioned in the president’s decree. It is not reported who will come to replace the ambassador either. Meanwhile, South Ossetian media say South Ossetian parliamentarians may vote non-confidence to Foreign Minister David Sanakoyev for what they call an inefficient activity. The Yedinaya Ossetia (United Ossetia) majority party voiced the motion of non-confidence. Reportedly, the issue may be put on agenda of the parliament at the next session.
Social media users from South Ossetia say the new foreign minister of the republic will be Dmitry Medoyev, while Konstantin Kochiyev, the South Ossetia president’s advisor, will replace Medoyev on the post of ambassador.
Dmitry Medoyev was appointed as the Ambassador of South Ossetia to the Russian Federation in 2009. Previously, he was the envoy to Moscow for the Republic of South Ossetia. In 1994-1996, Medoyev was the foreign affairs minister of then unrecognized republic. In 1990, he was elected as a member of the Supreme Rada of the South Ossetia Republic (SOR) of the first convocation. In 2012, Medoyev ran for president, but was defeated by Tibilov.
As South Ossetia and Russia anticipate signing of a Big Treaty, staff reshuffles begin at the Foreign Ministry of the republic.
As EAD reported earlier, the document is ready. On February 25, the Russian government submitted a motion to President Vladimir Putin for approval of ”The Agreement Between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia on Alliance and Integration”. Now, the two countries’ presidents are to sign the document and submit it to ratification to the parliaments.