Georgia overplaying their hand, said the foreign Ministry of South Ossetia

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay Protopopovskiy South Ossetia city of Tskhinvali, archival photoGeorgia overplaying their hand, said the foreign Ministry of South Ossetia© RIA Novosti / Nikolay Protopopov

Georgia greatly exaggerates its economic opportunities and its geopolitical significance, the statement of the foreign Ministry of South Ossetia, prepared in connection with the statement of the Georgian Prime Minister at the UN General Assembly that the future of the country — along with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Earlier, speaking at the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze said that the future of the country — along with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Prime Minister said that appeals from the rostrum «to the Abkhazian and Ossetian fellow citizens.» However, he said that the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia should be able to use all the benefits that the citizens of Georgia, namely education, medicine and visa-free regime with the EU.

«The problem of Georgia is that it greatly exaggerates their economic opportunities and that is a big misconception, its geopolitical importance. Georgia is one of the poorest countries in the former Soviet Union, critical issues in the standard of living of the population and widespread violations of human rights. That is what should be to focus their efforts by Georgian politicians», — said in a statement.

As stated in Tskhinvali, the 28-year period of independent existence the Republic of South Ossetia fully confirms its viability.

The South Ossetian foreign Ministry stresses that «a significant proportion of the blame for the inadequacy of the Georgian leaders with international community with the highest international rostrum of their phobias and delusions, lies with the policy of Western countries and the United States,» said the foreign Minister.

«Ten years after the last bloody aggression of Georgia against the people of South Ossetia in August 2008. Time, is sufficient to firmly and clearly define the aggressor. However, until now the world community is not given due assessment of the August war for the destruction of South Ossetian people, who wants to go the independent way, the aggressor is not condemned, is not named the forces that contributed to the events of August,» — said in a statement.

It is believed in Tskhinval, this situation shows the reluctance of Western countries and the United States to see the realities of the Caucasus, «in the long term gives carte Blanche Georgia to new military action.»

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. 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.

Russian leaders have repeatedly stated that the recognition of the independence of two former Georgian autonomies reflects current realities and not subject to revision. 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.