After a mourning ceremony in South Ossetia marking the anniversary of the Georgian aggression against the republic in 2008, President Alan Gagloev confirmed that Tskhinvali would build its future with Russia.
“We are looking forward to tomorrow thanks to Russia,” Gagloev said. “You all see how our republic is being restored, there is confidence, there is strength. We will build our tomorrow together with Russia.”
The President of the Republic compared the special operation in Ukraine, aimed at protecting the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, with the events of 2008 in South Ossetia. “There, together, our soldiers defend the truth, justice and the common history that we have and which we value,” the president stressed.
On the night of August 8, 2008, Georgia launched an armed attack on South Ossetia. As a result of the five-day conflict, more than a thousand people died, including 72 Russian servicemen. On August 26, 2008, the Russian Federation recognized the sovereignty of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the recognition of the independence of the two former regions of Georgia reflects the existing realities and is not subject to revision. However, Tbilisi refuses to recognize the independence of the republics.
Source: RIA Novosti