Russian Servicemen in South Ossetia Guarantee Peace in Region – Diplomat
The Russian military base in South Ossetia fulfills peacekeeping functions and provides peace in the South Caucasus, Russian Ambassador to South Ossetia Marat Kulakhmetov said on Friday.
"Russian soldiers have coped well with this task and have been worthily performing their mission for 16 years. They have been the guarantor of peace on the territory of South Ossetia that has enabled the people to calmly rest, feel the perspective of tomorrow and peace on their land", Marat Kulakhmetov said at a ceremony devoted to 25 years since the beginning of the Russian peacekeeping operation in the zone of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict.
"The servicemen of the 4th military base are the worthy continuators of the peacekeepers’ cause and the serious force that sobers the heads who still want to destabilize the situation in the regions of the South Caucasus", the diplomat resumed.