On September 24, South-Ossetian Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy for post-conflict settlement Murat Jioyev received representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, members of the Russian delegation to the Geneva Discussions on Security in the South Caucasus Aleksey Dvinyanin and Marat Kulakhmetov.
The sides discussed the situation on the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia, including in the Leningorsky region, as well as preparations for new versatile meetings in Geneva.
“As the Georgian party made new provocations in the areas where South Ossetia representatives installed warning signs marking the borderline this July, both the parties stressed the vital need for delimitation and demarcation lines on the state border of the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia. South Ossetia is extremely concerned over the September 23 incident on the border when a civilian of South Ossetia was wounded by the Georgian party while he was plowing near the village of Ioncha in the Znaur district,” according to the press office of the administration of the president’s envoy.
On the threshold of the new meeting in Geneva with representatives of Russia and South Ossetia, it was announced that “non-use of force in the South Caucasus and singing of strong legally binding agreements on it between the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia, Republic of Abkhazia and Georgia is of paramount importance.” “As NATO training center has opened near Tbilisi, the task to provide high security to the two newly independent republics becomes of utmost importance.”
South Ossetia representatives once again pointed at the “importance of further enhancement of the South Ossetia-Russia allied relations to boost stability and security in the region.”
The Russian party reaffirmed its commitment to “comprehensive support to the state sovereignty and inviolability of borders of the Republic of South Ossetia.’