TO THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE NORTH OSSETIAN AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC
We express our firm protest against the
decision of the Supreme Council of the North Ossetian Autonomous Republic on
supporting the appeal of the self-declared executive committee of South Ossetia
regarding inclusion of the territory of South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within
the North Ossetian Autonomous Republic.
Neither the Constitution of the Autonomous
Republic of North Ossetia, nor the Constitution of the RSFSR may authorize the
autonomous republic to change the borders.
Such act runs counter to article 70 of the Constitution of the RSFSR,
according to which North Ossetia is included within the territory of the
Consideration of this issue by the Supreme
Council of North Ossetian Autonomous Republic is an attempt to violate the
territorial integrity of Georgia. Such
act is aimed at separating from
It is more important that
consideration of the said issue takes place when the leaders of the North
Ossetian Autonomous Republic form and send to Georgia the armed gangs for
supporting the separatists. They also
supply them with arms and combat equipment.
Such conduct of the leaders of
the North Ossetian Autonomous Republic is a gross violation of international
law and we consider it as an aggression against independent and sovereign
state, with all legal and political consequences thereof.
The President of the Republic
of Georgia Z. Gamsakhurdia
Tbilisi, 1 November 1991
(Newspaper “Abkhazetis Khma” /Voice of Abkhazia/,# 180,
12 November 1991)