Monday, August 18, 2008

South Ossetia might ask Russia to establish military base on its territory

Южная Осетия может попросить Россию оставить военную базу на ее территории

South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity stated on August 18th that the republic might ask Russia to establish a permanent military base on its territory.

He emphasized that based on Georgian statements saying that after the withdrawal of the Russian and Georgian armies, Abkhazia and South Ossetia will be returned to Georgia, a military base is necessary in order to prevent a new genocide of the Ossetian people.

On August 18th, in accordance with the ceasefire, the withdrawal of divisions of the 58th Russian army from South Ossetia began.

IA Regnum

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