On the border of South Ossetia with Georgia has made about 400 arrests a year

© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Whoeverelse in photobackgrounds on the Georgian-South Ossetian border. Archival photoOn the border of South Ossetia with Georgia has made about 400 arrests a year© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Whoeverelse the image Bank

South Ossetia is regularly confronted with incidents on the border with Georgia, this year there were about 400 arrests, said the head of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov.

«This year the border was about 400 arrests. Mostly, of course, violations connected with economic activity and the fact that Georgia refuses to demarcate the border. But we expect that on the eve of elections of the President of Georgia our neighbors again aktiviziruyutsya and with the help of provocations will be to show voters their pseudopatriotism», — he told in interview to the newspaper «Izvestia».

The head of South Ossetia has noted the regularity of the incidents, adding that it is not only trespassing, among which there are both unintentional and intentional, and provocations, «which the Georgian authorities organize in order to distract its population from internal problems.»

«Often they spoil our border signs were the attempts to cross the border in large groups to reason on the territory of South Ossetia to hold a Church service», he added.

Moscow August 26, 2008 recognized the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia after Georgia on the night of August 8, fired from rocket launchers «Grad» of South Ossetia. The President of Georgia at that time was Mikhail Saakashvili. Russia, protecting inhabitants of South Ossetia, many of whom took Russian citizenship, sent troops into the Republic and after five days of fighting ousted Georgian troops from the region. Subsequently, Abkhazia and South Ossetia was recognized by Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, and may 29, 2018 on the recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia announced Syria.