Russia has taken under the protection of South Ossetia

Russia took full responsibility for the protection of South Ossetia, said Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov after the signing of an agreement on joint Russian military base in the republic.According to him, the threat of use of force by the Georgian side still persists.Russia took full responsibility for the protection of South Ossetia, said Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov after the signing of an agreement on joint Russian military base in the republic.According to him, the threat of use of force by the Georgian side still persists.

"Starting today, changing the status of finding our base on the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia and, of course, with the signing of the agreement, Russia assumes full responsibility for the protection of the Republic of South Ossetia.", - The head of the Russian Defense Ministry said.This agreement is concluded for 49 years with an automatic extension for 15-year periods.

Serdyukov reiterated the readiness of Moscow and Tskhinvali "to the sec

urity challenges in the region" and to protect the sovereignty and security of South Ossetia, including the fight against acts of armed attacks by international terrorist groups, according to ITAR-TASS.

However, the Russian minister, the situation along the border of South Ossetia remains a threat of Georgian attack on South Ossetia remains, according to RIA Novosti.

In turn, the head of the Defense Ministry of South Ossetia Yuri Tanaev thanked the Russian leadership for the attention paid to security in the country."This agreement will ensure the peace and prosperity of the work in our country", - said Tanaev.According to him, South Ossetia, Russia sends the entire property, land and property on the site of the Russian military base.

agreement also regulates the status of the personnel of the Russian military base.In accordance with this database will have the status provided for by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961 to diplomatic missions.Personnel of the base and their families are provided with all the privileges and immunities provided for in respect of the administrative staff of the diplomatic mission.

Recall, March 26, 2010, the State Duma ratified the agreement between Russia and Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the joint protection of the state borders of the Caucasian republics.In particular, the document stipulates that Moscow will Sukhum and Tskhinval in training military personnel and strengthening of national border authorities, say "West. Ru".