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The head of South Ossetia Gagloev suspended the decree on a referendum on joining the Russian Federation
31 May, 15:23
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The head of South Ossetia Gagloev suspended the decree on a referendum on joining the Russian Federation
The current president of South Ossetia, Alan Gagloev, has suspended the decree on calling a referendum on the republic's entry into Russia, although he fully supports the initiative for further integration. So far, he has instructed to hold consultations with Moscow on the full range of issues related to joining the Russian Federation.

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.