South Ossetia refused a referendum on the issue of joining the Russian Federation

One of the main intrigues of this year is the implementation of plans to hold referendums on the entry of new regions into the Russian Federation. One of them is South Ossetia, a partially recognized republic that gained de facto independence from Georgia and patronage from Russia after the 2008 war.

Against the backdrop of the success of the special military operation in Ukraine, the previous president of the Republic of South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, in May appointed a referendum on the republic's accession to the Russian Federation for July 17. However, the new president of South Ossetia, Alan Gagloev, made a statement about the haste of such a step. The head of the administration of the South Ossetian leader, Alan Dzhioev, gave a more detailed comment.

Based on the results of the consultations, it was established that the referendum announced by the decree of the President of South Ossetia Bibilov dated May 13.05.2022, XNUMX, was scheduled without preliminary study and coordination of this issue with the Russian side, which contradicts the obligations of the parties under the agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia on allied integration

- said Dzhioev in an interview with reporters.

It should be noted that this is not about stopping preparations for a referendum, but about the legal basis for the entry of the Republic of South Ossetia into the Russian Federation. Recall that Gagloev visited Russia as the head of the delegation, including about integration. Questions in this case should rather be addressed to Bibilov, who made such a fateful decision without proper study and consultations with Moscow. It should be noted that at the end of the operation, referendums on joining Russia can be held in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine. However, there is no word on the exact dates of the voting at the moment.
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 June 2022 14: 02
    As long as Georgia's policy is loyal to Russia, the entry of South Ossetia is premature and counterproductive.
    Now, if the Georgians roll a barrel against Russia, then it will be possible to hold a referendum.
  2. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 21 June 2022 14: 27
    And they don’t want to hold referendums on the entry of Ossetia and pieces of ruins with the descendants of the ancient Sumerians in Russia? I do not need these sharovary masters for changing shoes in a jump in one state.
  3. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 21 June 2022 14: 59
    Not thrilled. Too many republics. Geographically, the homeland is expanding faster than the awareness of its borders manages to cover.
  4. Avarron Offline Avarron
    Avarron (Sergei) 21 June 2022 21: 00
    Similar referendums will soon be held in France and Germany.
  5. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 21 June 2022 21: 05
    As far as I represent South Ossetia, these are 4 districts with a population of about 30 thousand people. And now the "leaders" of these 30 thousand rural people are fighting among themselves for the power and favor of Moscow, Tbilisi, Washington and who knows who else.
    In this case, all this stinks more than the real benefit or harm.
  6. Adyuga Offline Adyuga
    Adyuga (Andre) 22 June 2022 20: 39
    A wise decision
  7. Taras Offline Taras
    Taras (Taras) 23 June 2022 00: 56
    Everything is clear .... only the Georgians were sick in the EU to immediately recognize Ossetia .... as soon as they "DID NOT TAKE" (or they themselves refused under pressure from Russia) the issue was immediately resolved))) and they will enter the union state right away and Ossetia will disappear from the map of the world)))