Georgia: South Ossetia calls for referendum on joining Russia


The “president” of the secession from Agriculture province of South Ossetia announced tonight that it will organize referendum on 17 July with her question union of the region with Russiareports the Reuters agency, referring to the Russian Tass.

Moscow recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia after the lightning war with Georgia in August 2008. It provided financial support to both regions, offered Russian citizenship to its residents, and stationed thousands of troops there.

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