Wednesday, August 27, 2008

South Ossetia asks Russia to establish military bases on its territory

Южная Осетия просит Россию разместить на своей территории военные базы

South Ossetia will ask Russia to establish a military base on its territory, stated South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity at a press conference at the international press-center "Tskhinvali-2008" in the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali.

As an IA Regnum correspondent reports, the president noted that as of now, only Russian peacekeepers and their reinforcements are located on South Ossetian territory. "As for a Russian base, I want to say that I, as president of the recognized government of the Republic of South Ossetia, will request the leadership of the Russian Federation to establish its own military bases on South Ossetian territory," stated Kokoity.

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