South Ossetian President Tibilov Greets Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky

Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky Attend Ceremony for 25th
Anniversary of Republic of South Ossetia

Edited Autotranslation by Quemado Institute
Sources: vk.com and presidentruo.org
September 20, 2015

Leonid Tibilov, president of the Republic of South-Ossetia, met with the Prime Minister of the Lugansk People’s Republic Igor Plotnitsky and Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko. Leonid Tibilov said at the ceremony, which included a number of guests, “I express my deep gratitude to everyone who supported us, showed compassion and solidarity with the people of South Ossetia.” President Leonid Tibilov took part in the ceremonial meeting of public representatives of the Republic of South Ossetia, “I praise my Motherland!” Dedicated to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Republic of South Ossetia, the event was also attended by members of the Government, MPs, and many guests of the republic.

Alexander Zakharchenko, Leonid Tibilov

Alexander Zakharchenko, Leonid Tibilov

[Autotranslation:] The meeting of President Leonid Tibilov and the Head of the People’s Republic of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko, who arrived in Tskhinvali to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Republic of South Ossetia. The meeting was also attended by the Chairman of the Parliament of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, head of the Presidential Administration of South Ossetia Alan Dzhioev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia Kazbulat Tskhovrebov.

The head of the South Ossetian State welcomed the guests and expressed gratitude for participating in the festivities. He noted that the people of South Ossetia was the same path that the people of Donetsk People’s Republic and said that the South Ossetian leadership will continue to work on the development and strengthening of bilateral relations.

“In South Ossetia, we took a unanimous decision to support the people’s struggle for their rights DNI and freedom, for the right to a peaceful existence. After all, the people of South Ossetia itself experienced all the hardships through which you had to go, “- said Leonid Tibilov.

The head of the People’s Republic of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko on behalf of the people of the DNI and myself, I congratulate Leonid Tibilov and all the people of South Ossetia with the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Republic of South Ossetia.

“You have won its independence in fights. We wholeheartedly support your republic. We shared hundreds of kilometers, but we believe you are brothers. Your sons are now fighting on our soil, our sons once fought against the invaders who came to your land. We have become one. Take our most sincere congratulations. Prosperity to your state, your nation, “- he said.

At the end of the meeting, Leonid Tibilov Alexander Zakharchenko presented the Order of Friendship for his great contribution to the development and strengthening of relations of friendship and cooperation between the peoples of South Ossetia and Donetsk People’s Republic and the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of South Ossetia. President of South Ossetia also gave guest commemorative coin of the National Bank with the image of St. George. Members of the delegation also DNI were awarded medals to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Republic of South Ossetia.

Igor Plotnitsky, Leonid Tibilov

Igor Plotnitsky, Leonid Tibilov

The meeting of President Leonid Tibilov with the Head of the People’s Republic of Lugansk Igor Plotnitsky, arrived in Tskhinvali to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Republic of South Ossetia. The meeting was also attended by Head of the Presidential Administration of South Ossetia Alan Dzhioev and Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia Kazbulat Tskhovrebov.

“We are pleased that you are now in South Ossetia and with the South Ossetian people are taking part in celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Republic of South Ossetia,” – addressed a welcoming speech, Leonid Tibilov.

He noted that South Ossetia has undergone a lot of testing on the road to independence, which is experiencing today the people of Lugansk People’s Republic. For this reason, South Ossetia could not lend a helping hand, and among the first to recognize the independence of the People’s Republic of Lugansk.

“Every nation has the right to self-determination and this right is enshrined in the statutes of international organizations. The South Ossetian people stood next to your people, and in June of last year, we decided to recognize the independence of Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republic. We congratulate the people of Lugansk with this decision. We will continue to support you, “- said the President of the RSO.

Igor Plotnitsky, in turn, congratulated Leonid Tibilov and all the people of South Ossetia with the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of South Ossetia, saying to the people of the People’s Republic of Lugansk struggle for independence continues to this day.

“We are committed to the Minsk agreements that have been signed. This is our principled position. I would like to say thank you for the support that had all the people of South Ossetia and you, as President, in particular. For us it was a turning point, all the people of Lugansk region felt that we have friends. Our grandchildren will remember that the first who extended a helping hand were South Ossetians, “- he said.

At the end of the meeting, Leonid Tibilov presented Igor Plotnitsky Order of Friendship for his great contribution to the development and strengthening of relations of friendship and cooperation between the peoples of South Ossetia and the People’s Republic of Lugansk in connection with the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of South Ossetia. Guests also was presented commemorative coin of the National Bank with the image of St. George. Members of the delegation also LC were awarded medals to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Republic of South Ossetia.

Alexander Zakharchenko Alexander Zakharchenko

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