This year Maurice Bonnot visited South Ossetia

Официально - 2010/12/07 - 11:35

This year Maurice Bonnot visited South Ossetia, executive of the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation (IDC, Paris) which and led by Mrs. Natalia Narotchnitskaya, a famous Russian historian and once Deputy of Rodina Party in the Russian Duma.

Beyond the warmth and cleverness of my interlocutors, I was impressed by few aspects. Terrible repercussions of the barbarous 2008 August war and the 20 year of great hardships and ostracism imposed by the majority of the international community: human sufferings, material damages, decrease of the long duration confidence maintained between ethnic communities in spite of skirmishes, hostage – takings and regular attacks perpetrated in the last six years, the firm will of the Ossetia people to recover.
Especially expressed during the 20th September civilian parade. Remembered Bonnot.
Represents an important assurance for future development and all the more since the challenge is tremendous,
The importance of the Russian commitment, agreements signed in all fields: defense and security, economic and social development, cultural and scientific cooperation. The definition of proprieties, the lack of sufficient local expertise, the pressure of the burden to accomplish, the control of huge financial resources to pump into so many projects may have created some misunderstandings that may disappear facing a so important stake.
South Ossetia has already succeeded in being recognized by the Russian Federation (member of Security Council), Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru, getting out from a long period of isolation. The visit of President Kokoity in South America was another proof of the recognition of the «new realities» in the region and of the necessity to convince other diplomacies to refuse any kind on anachronism.
«In Lisbon, summit, President Medvedev has reaffirmed his full support saying: «One of the most serious difference with NATO probably is about the assessment of what happened in August 2008, towards those geopolitical changes which occurred, in particular the emergence of two new states, South Ossetia and Abkhazia». That augurs well.
South Caucasus, from now on, comprises three largely recognized countries: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan; three less recognized or de facto countries: South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno – Karabagh; three historical and regional powers: Russia, Turkey and Iran. Taking in account that geography will remain the same and the competition of influence between the recited powers tends towards understanding more than hostility, with time elapsing, cooperation should develop between these nine actors»,-finished Bonnot.