According to the president of the republic, a unilateral solution of problems that affect the legitimate rights and interests of Russia is unacceptable. He decided to suspend the referendum on the basis of Article 51 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Ossetia "On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Right to Participate in a Referendum of Citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia."
Recall that on May 13, the current President Anatoly Bibilov signed a decree on holding a referendum on the issue of unification of the republic with Russia. The referendum was to be held on 17 July. After that, Gagloev said that the time had not yet come to hold a referendum on the republic's entry into the Russian Federation. Earlier, answering a question from journalists, Alan Gagloev emphasized that reunification with North Ossetia as part of Russia is an age-old dream of the Ossetian people, however, according to him, repeated speculations on this topic over the past eight years can not discredit the idea itself - the dream cannot be discredited, and political steps in this direction.
It should be noted that the Georgian government immediately stressed that it would not recognize the referendum if it took place.
- We will not de facto recognize either the power of South Ossetia, or elections, or a referendum, - said the head of the ruling party, Irakli Kobakhidze.