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

On the resolution adopted at the 67th plenary session of the UN General Assembly

On 13 June 2013 resolution of Georgia on refugees and temporary displaced people from Abkhazia and South Ossetia was adopted. Similar resolutions were adopted by the UN General Assembly for five years in a row, all of them are of nonbinding character.

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

On the statement of the MFA of Georgia

On 28 May 2013 MFA of Georgia expressed its strong feelings in respect of the so called self-willed shift of the border of South Ossetia by Russian military and erection of barbed wire in the vicinity of villages Ditsi and Dvani.

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

On 20 May, 2013 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani stated at the briefing: “One of the main aims of all the visits that are carried out by MFA and Government of Georgia is non-recognition and we never stopped our efforts in this direction”.

Commentary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

On the speech made at PACE spring session by Prime-Minister of Georgia

On 23 April 2013 Prime-Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili made a speech at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasburg and announced the main directions and tasks in foreign policy of Georgia. He particularly said “it is known that 20 percent of the territory of Georgia was occupied by Russia in 2008”.

Commentary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Mr. David Sanakoev to Information Agency ‘Res’.

On possibilities provided to citizens of South Ossetia for studying at diplomatic institutions of higher education

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

On possible recurring investigation of occurrences that took place in August 2008 in Georgia

Requests to carry a recurring investigation on the facts that took place during war in August 2008 and their legal qualification are heard more often from highest Georgian tribunes. In particular, Prime-Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili stated that “the war issue is covered with mist” and called on investigation of it’s circumstances.

Comments of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. David Sanakoev

In respect of the speech of M. Saakashvili at winter session of PACE

The speech of the President Saakashvili was at the session of Parliamentary Assembly was of course tendentious and biased to South Ossetia and Russian Federation. We have not heard anything new from the president of Georgia. He had the same rhetorics as before, which is also followed by the Government of Georgia for many years and the culmination of which was the military aggression in August 2008.

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

On the report made by Swedish parliamentarian Ms. Tina Acketoft

On 21 January 2013 winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was opened. On 23 January Swedish parliamentarian Ms. Tina Aketoft made a report “Georgia and Russia: humanitarian situation in the conflict and war affected areas”.

Commentary of South Ossetia Foreign Minister D.G. Sanakoyev

The media continues to discuss the article from the newspaper "Izvestia" published on 14 August 2012. It reported that allegedly to the order of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia L.Kh. Tibilov "several Georgian villages located to the north of the capital of the Republic will be taken down” in South Ossetia. Current and former Georgian politicians are concerned about this article as well as some representatives of international organizations, including the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Mr. Vollebaek.

Comments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on the statement adopted at the NATO summit in Chicago

In a statement issued after the NATO Summit in Chicago on May 21, 2012, the member states of NATO, supporting Georgia's aspirations to join NATO called on Russia "to deny its recognition of the Georgian regions South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states and to reduce the Russian military presence in these regions."