also persist for locations that lack de facto independence, such as Kurdistan, Chechnya, and the State of Palestine. Turkey has a close partnership relations with Georgia (Georgia (country)). Turkish citizens can use the Batumi Airport in Georgia, which is run by Turkey's Tepe-Akfen-Vie consortium (TAV), without a visa or passport. Turkey views the Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflicts as a potential danger to peace and stability in the entire region. The resolution
20100608182836 http: www.hrw.org sites default files reports wr2009_web.pdf archivedate 8 June 2010 deadurl no According to the EU fact-finding mission, 10,000–11,000 soldiers took part in the general Georgian offensive in South Ossetia. ref>
in South Ossetia , with Georgian villages around Tskhinvali being destroyed after the war had ended.
soldiers and 75 tanks. Several Russian peacekeepers were killed in the attack, and many South Ossetians who had Russian citizenship.
Red Crescent Society ). **# Sergei Shamba (2004–2010) ** '''South Ossetia''' - Murat Dzhioyev (1998–present) * '''Germany''' - Joschka Fischer (1998–2005) Places That Don't Exist (2005) Places That Don't Exist was Reeve's 2005 award-winning five-part series on breakaway states and unrecognised nations, broadcast on BBC2 and broadcasters internationally. Among the countries Reeve visited for this series were Somaliland, Transnistria (where Reeve
supporters were besieged by the opposition, which was backed by the national guard, in several government buildings in Tbilisi. The ensuing heavy fighting resulted in over 200 casualties, and left the center of the Georgian capital in ruins. On 6 January, Gamsakhurdia and several of his supporters fled the city for exile. Afterwards, the Georgian military council (Georgian Civil War#"Zviadist" resistance), an interim government, was formed by a triumvirate of Jaba Ioseliani
; The official reason given for this was to "restore constitutional order" in the region. WikiPedia:South Ossetia commons:South Ossetia
support from western countries. U.S. advisers started to train Georgian forces to make them professional in unequal style fighting against militants under the aegis of "War on Terrorism". Georgia became the third largest participant of U.S. coalition in terms of numbers after U.S. and U.K.. Georgia received free weapons from U.S., Israel, Germany, and Baltic states. The country's military budget, replenished with U.S. aid, increased steadily since Saakashvili's entering to office
Chavez_Visits_Russia_To_Discuss_Arms_Energy_Deals 1819273.html title Chavez Recognizes South Ossetia, Abkhazia As Independent - Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty © 2009 publisher Rferl.org date 2009-09-10 accessdate 2010-06-22 http
, Frozen Conflicts , GlobalSecurity.org, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, May 2006 Vladimir Socor, File:Alania 10
: www.globalsecurity.org military library news 2006 05 mil-060523-rferl01.htm OSCE: De Gucht Discusses Montenegro Referendum, Frozen Conflicts , GlobalSecurity.org, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, May 2006 Vladimir Socor,main &type 6&article_id 356 Frozen Conflicts in the Black Sea-South Caucasus Region, IASPS Policy Briefings, 1 March 2004
that by following the Julian calendar also as the rest of Ukrainian people (Ukrainians) celebrates Christmas that day Yatseniuk lashes at Yanukovych for ignoring Greek Catholics and confusing Kosovo with Serbia and Montenegro, and North Ossetia with South Ossetia in March 2010. Ukraine's New President Shows Poor
Knowledge of Geography , Pravda.ru (March 3, 2010) Ioseliani rose to prominence as the leader of the Mkhedrioni, a heavily-armed paramilitary group which he founded in 1989. He attempted to take control of large areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia with the goal of defeating regional separatist elements. In February 1991, his organisation was outlawed by President Zviad Gamsakhurdia and he was imprisoned along with other Mkhedrioni members. In response, Ioseliani
; The vast majority (International recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia#States which currently do not recognise Abkhazia or South Ossetia as independent) of United Nations member states (List of United Nations member states) maintain that the areas belong to Georgia. * January 4 – The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to condemn Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. * January 5 – Georgia (Georgia (country))n troops attack Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War. * January 12 – Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait. * November 8 - Mercury transits the sun. It is visible from the Americas, Eastern China, Japan, Australia, and Polynesia. * November 12 – The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum (South Ossetian independence referendum, 2006) on independence from Georgia (Georgia (country)). WikiPedia:South Ossetia commons:South Ossetia
'''South Ossetia''' ( , ''Tskhinvalskiy region'') is a disputed region and partially recognised state (List of states with limited recognition) in the South Caucasus, located in the territory of the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within the former Georgian SSR (Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic) of the Soviet Union. USSR Atlas - in Russian, Moscow 1984
South Ossetia declared independence (declaration of independence) from Georgia (Georgia (country)) in 1990, calling itself the '''Republic of South Ossetia'''. The Georgian government responded by abolishing South Ossetia's autonomy and trying to re-establish its control over the region by force. http: unpan1.un.org intradoc groups public documents UNTC UNPAN019224.pdf The crisis escalation led to the 1991–92 South Ossetia War. The latter conflict led to the Russia–Georgia war, during which Ossetian and Russian forces gained full ''de facto'' control of the territory of the former South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast.
In the wake of the 2008 South Ossetia War, Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru recognised (International recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia) South Ossetia's independence.
South Ossetia, Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), and Abkhazia are post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zones. OSCE: De Gucht Discusses Montenegro Referendum, Frozen Conflicts, GlobalSecurity.org, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, May 2006 Vladimir Socor, , IASPS Policy Briefings, 1 March 2004