Contents tagged with Ossetia

  • Ukrainian drones make 700 km strike in North Ossetia, Russian airfield targeted

    On the morning of Saturday, June 8, Russian air defence forces shot down a "Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle" over the territory of North Ossetia, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported, without providing further details.

    Concurrently, the head of North Ossetia, Sergey Menyailo, stated that three drones were downed in Mozdok. Menyailo described the drones' origin as Ukrainian, targeting a military airfield. He emphasised that there were no casualties or damage.

    Previously, the Russian …

  • European Committee for the Prevention of Torture condemns Russia for human rights abuse in Chechnya

    The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture accused Russia of not cooperating on the situation in Chechnya and two other republics of the North Caucasus, Mediazone reported with a reference to the Committee's statement.

    The organization stated that torture in Chechnya shows the failure of the republic's authorities to fulfill their duties, as well as to the lack of state control over the situation. The committee believes that Russia does not recognize the seriousness of what is …

  • Pasechnik: LPR and South Ossetia will fight together for recognition of the republics in the world

    The Luhansk Information Center reports that the head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik, at a meeting with the President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, in Tskhinvali, stated that the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic and South Ossetia would join forces to achieve global recognition.

    “I think we will unite our efforts in order to achieve global recognition, and of course, the ultimate goal of both the leadership of South Ossetia and the leadership of the LPR is raising the standard of …

  • Putin's aide Surkov and Donbas separatist leaders visit South Ossetia to celebrate ‘independence’ anniversary

    At a ceremony in honor of the 10th anniversary of Russia’s recognition of South Ossetia’s “independence”, Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, who was previously Russia’s authorized representative for the Donbas, called the self-declared republic of South Ossetia a “lifeline” for the militant-occupied separatist regions of Ukraine, the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (L/DPR), TASS reports.

    The event was attended by the leaders of the separatist territories in Ukraine, …

  • The US freezes Open Skies Treaty with Russia

    Paragraph 1242 of the Defense Bill, approved by the US Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, stipulates the refusal to allocate money for financing the Open Skies Treaty.  

    It is indicated in the Defense Bill that the funds cannot be used in 2019 to carry out observation flights. It is noted that the restriction can be lifted if the US president presents the corresponding committee of the Congress a certificate confirming the fulfillment of the agreement terms by Russia.

    The document …