June 20 in South Ossetia is Memorial Day for the victims of the Ossetian people’s genocide. The decree on the establishment of this tragic date in March was signed by the President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov. This was announced today in the course of the meeting by the Chairman of the PMR Supreme Council Alexander Korshunov, by the Head of the official representative office of the Republic of South Ossetia in Pridnestrovie Vitaliy Yankovsky. The official representative noted: the issue is the genocide of 1920, the main events of which unfolded in June, when the mass attack of the Georgian national guard on Tskhinval began. State flags will be lowered in South Ossetia on June 20, a day of mourning and a national minute of silence will be announced in the republic in memory of the victims of the Ossetian genocide.
The representative of South Ossetia noted that South Ossetia has always seen a reliable friend in the person of Pridnestrovie. Since the beginning of the 90s, both republics have been tested by war. June 19 - Day of the Bendery tragedy, when Pridnestrovie mourns for the dead defenders and civilians. Then it was necessary to give people not only freedom, but also hope for the future and development.
The speaker of Pridnestrovian Parliament emphasized that Ossetians honor the memory of their ancestors and remember their history. It is this historical memory that allows them to survive in such difficult moments. Alexander Korshunov expressed confidence that our states will continue to fruitfully develop relations in the cultural, historical and humanitarian spheres.
Vitaliy Yankovsky conveyed to Alexander Korshunov the appeal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government and Parliament of South Ossetia in connection with the 100th anniversary of the Ossetian genocide. An official representative of South Ossetia invited the Speaker of Parliament to visit the Pridnestrovian Foreign Ministry on June 20. Memorial ceremony will take place in the building of the Foreign Ministry, state flags will be lowered.