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).

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July 21st

Decree of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on assignment of Sanakoev D.G. of diplomatic rank of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador.

To assign diplomatic rank of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Sanakoev David Georgievich – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia.

President of the Republic of South Ossetia
L. Tibilov
Tskhinval
July 18, 2012

July 20th

Commentary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in connection with the developments in Syria

Expanding in Syria crisis causes more and more concern in South Ossetia. Coming from this state news are witnessing of another armed incidents, bloody terrorist acts in Damascus and numerous victims among the peaceful population. Today Syria faces difficult times and first of all due to the so called foreign well-wishers who from the one hand proclaims democracy and from the other arms nailers thus pushing opposing sides to further fierce and irreconcilable confrontation.

July 18th

Commentary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in connection with the Georgia MFA statement

In the statement of Georgia MFA disclosed on July 16, 2012 was expressed concern apropos of the visit of Land Forces Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Vladimir Chirkin to South Ossetia who ostensibly “in violation of Georgia’s state border visited occupied by Russia Georgian regions Tskhinval region and Abkhazia”.

July 14th

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

On July 14, 2012 in the capital of South Ossetia are under way the memorable events dedicated to the Peacekeeper’s Day. 20 years ago sharp on the bases of Agreement of main principles of Georgian-Ossetian conflict settlement signed by Heads of Russia, Georgia, North and South Ossetia on June 24, 1992 in the town of Sochi, in georgian-ossetian conflict zone entered tripotide peacekeeping forces. They become a buffer between conflicting sides.

July 12th

Interview with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, David Sanakoyev to news agency "Res"

- How do you assess the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to your appointment? Which areas in the department you wish to strengthen and what measures you are going to do about it?

-The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has done a great job over the years. I think that all necessary actions have been carried out at each stage by the Foreign Ministry.

July 10th

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

July 6, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia D.Sanakoev was in the Republic of Abkhazia on a working visit during which he met Foreign Minister V.Chirikba.

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Adoption of Resolution on Georgia

On July 9, 2012 at the annual meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Monaco the Resolution "On the situation in Georgia" proposed by the Polish deputy Michal Scherba was supported. South Ossetia and Abkhazia are referred to as the "occupied territories" in the resolution.

July 5th

Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on the Adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution on Refugees

On July 3, 2012 the UN General Assembly approved a draft resolution on "Situation of Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia and Tskhinvali district / South Ossetia, Georgia" submitted by Georgia for balloting.

July 2nd

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in Connection with the Transfer of the Georgian Police Post in the Village Zardiantkari

On June 29, 2012 the Interior Ministry of Georgia relocated a police station a few hundred meters closer to the state border of South Ossetia in the village Zardiantkari (Georgia), which is located opposite the South Ossetian village of Khelchua. This caused great tension among the people of Ossetian nationality living in these villages.