South Ossetia aspires to join Russia in the near future, according to Anatoly Bibilov, President of the partially recognized nation. His request was issued on the United Russia Party’s Telegram channel.
South Ossetian President reveals intention to join Russia “I think that union with Russia is our strategic objective,” he says.
According to the president, South Ossetia, Russia and the whole world are witnessing a turning point in their development.
“Today, the Russian world defends the interests of those who are committed to it, of those who oppose Nazism, who respect universal human values and fundamental rights and norms accepted by the entire international community,” Anatoly Bibilov said.
South Ossetia declared independence in the early 1990s. In August 2008, Georgia tried to regain control over the republic militarily. Dmitry Medvedev, then President of Russia, announced the start of an operation to coerce Georgia to peace. By August 11, Russian troops entered the Georgian territory, and on August 12, the parties agreed on the terms of a truce.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.