Republic of South Ossetia is located оn the southern slopes of the Main Caucasus Range in the area of 3900 square meters. Тhe capital is the city of Tskhinval.
One-tenth of the surface occupied by the Republic of the foothills.
The rest of the territory - the mountainous terrain height from 850 to 3938 meters above sea level.
The highest point - Mount Halatsa (3938 m).

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Alan Kochiev, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted a meeting with Semen Afiyan, the NKR MFA Secretary General, and Artur Tovmasyan, the Head of faction “Rodina” (Motherland) of the NKR National Assembly, on April 11, 2016.


In his greeting speech Alan Kochiev stated that people of South Ossetia follow the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, sympathize with fraternal people and wish speedy solution to the crisis. He also offered condolences to families of victims.

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

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Telephone conversation between Kazbulat Tskhovrebov and Karen Mirzoyan, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, was organized on April 6, 2016.


Minister Tskhovrebov expressed serious concern over the affairs in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area. The Minister assured his colleague that South Ossetia people follow the development of situation and offered words of support to people of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The need to exercise commitment and moderation for preventing uncontrolled escalation of the conflict, that can destabilize the entire region, was emphasized.

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining to tens situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area

The Republic of South Ossetia expresses serious concern over the ceasefire regime violation and marked aggravation of the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area. Particular concern is caused by reports on heavy weapons and military aircraft used by the parties. Military operation launched by the national Army of Azerbaijan against the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army resulted in numerous victims including civilians.

Message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



Leonid Tibilov, South Ossetia President, arrived to Moscow on a working visit on March 31.


Wide range of questions on bilateral cooperation, including first of all, the assistance given to the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation in social and economic spheres in framework of the investment program, were discussed at the meeting with Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.

President Tibilov noted the high level of South Ossetia-Russia relations and emphasized the priority of security issues vital for the Republic as well as the importance of further implementation of the Treaty on Alliance and Integration signed between South Ossetia and Russia in March 2015.

Comment of Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, to South Ossetia International Information Agency

Terroristic attacks becoming usual around the world show that no one is protected against international terrorism. Terrorism has no borders and threatens the whole world. There is no secret that special agencies themselves can be involved in organizing terrorist acts. 22 terroristic acts were organized by Georgian special agencies on territory of the Republic of South Ossetia from 2005 till 2008. They resulted in 16 victims and 34 injured who received wounds of varying severity and even became invalids.

The message of South Ossetia delegation for mass media

Pertaining to the results of the 35th round of the Geneva International Discussions

Regular round of the Geneva International Discussions was held on March 22-23, 2016. Official mission from South Ossetia, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, missions from Abkhazia, Georgia, Russia, the USA as well as representatives of the EU, the UN and OSCE took part in negotiations.

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Nalan Antmen, Head of the ICRC mission in South Ossetia, on March 23.


Full range of the activity conducted by the Mission on territory of the Republic was talked in detail. In particular humanitarian assistance stipulated by the ICRC mandate was marked.

Comment of Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, to South Ossetia International Information Agency

On terrorist attacks in Belgium

Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, stated about absolute condemnation of terrorist attacks that hit Belgian capital and resulted in large number of victims and injured. “We offer our deepest condolences to the government and families of the victims. People of South Ossetia experienced firsthand terrorist acts and therefore call the international community to be united against this evil”.

March 22, 2016, Tskhinval

South Ossetia Foreign Minister Kazbulat Tskhovrebov Interview to Res IA



- Four citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia returned to their homes after 11-year imprisonment in Georgia. What work has been done these 11 years and what attempts has been made to release our citizens?


- Indeed, difficult 11 years have our citizens spent in Georgian prisons. All these years we in South Ossetia were claiming that those detentions and imprisonments had been unlawful and insisted on release. This issue was regularly raised by South Ossetia representatives within the Joint Control Committee (JCC) and at other levels. However due to the unconstructive position of Georgian party and non-availability to solute even those problems that are humanitarian, non-political, there were no serious progress on this front. Therefore I would like to express gratitude for the efforts made by our public representatives in general and by Lira Kozeva in particular. They were engaged in this case and sometimes have gained even better results than those achieved by officials of the Republic due to the non-governmental character of activity. In particular, they helped in organizing meetings between relatives of the detainees and officials and in transmitting applications to Georgian governmental agencies.

Message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



According to early agreements on mutual release, Georgij Zasseev, Iosif Kochiev, Georgij Valiev and Boris Turashvili, who had been jailed for life by Georgian officials in 2005, were transferred to South Ossetia delegation on March 10.


The procedure took place at check-point located near River Ingur about Abkhazian-Georgian border. Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, Viacheslav Chirikba, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, Oleg Botsiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of South Ossetia in Republic of Abkhazia, and other officials participated in the procedure.