Wednesday, August 27, 2008

S.Ossetian president confirms intention to host Russian base

As I wrote yesterday (President Eduard Kokoity invites Russia to deploy military base in South Ossetia), the South Ossetian President, Eduard Kokoity, confirms today his intention to host Russian military bases on the territory of the new independent yugo-ossetian republic.

TSKHINVALI, August 27 (RIA Novosti) - The South Ossetian president confirmed on Wednesday his intention to allow the Russian military to set up a base in the republic.
"As president, I will turn to the Russian leadership with that request," Eduard Kokoity told journalists.
Speaking about West European nations and the United States, which Georgia has asked to deploy peacekeepers in the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict zone, he said countries that had armed Georgia cannot be peacekeepers, adding that Russian peacekeepers and the Russian 58th army were already in the republic.


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