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TSKHINVAL, December 6 (Itar-Tass) — One of the closest associates of South Ossetia’s former presidential candidate, Anatoly Barankevich, told Itar-Tass here on Tuesday that the supporters of Alla Dzhioyeva are not involved in the grenade launcher shelling of the house of the republic’s prosecutor general. “Definitely, we are not involved in the night incident in Tskhinval,” he said.
“We have been following, follow and will continue to follow only the legal path,” Barankevich said.
“I cannot accuse anyone,” he said. “The investigation that will determine those guilty has been started.” “We can only say with certainty: someone staged ··this provocation for further escalating tensions here,” Barankevich believes.
The house of the South Ossetian prosecutor general was shelled from a grenade launcher overnight. Nobody was hurt in the incident.
Barankevich earlier urged participants in the rally in downtown Tskhinval not to take any provocative actions towards law enforcers. “Behave decently. There will be no provocations from our party,” said Barankevich, supporter of former presidential candidate Alla Dzhioyeva. Addressing law enforcers, who guarded the government buildings near the rally’s site, he said, “We are all brothers and sisters. I ask you not to carry out orders, which run counter laws.”
According to earlier reports, Dzhioyeva’s representatives are expected to confer with head of the Russian president’s department for inter-regional and cultural relations with foreign countries, Sergei Vinokurov, to discuss the situation in South Ossetia.
The opposition demands the November 27 presidential elections be recognised valid. The South Ossetian Supreme Court declared them invalid. The Supreme Court of South Ossetia said it would consider opposition presidential candidate Alla Dzhioyea’s complaint in the morning of December 1.
Supreme Court Chairman Atsamaz Bichenov met with Dzhioyeva to inform her that he would not change his decision on the invalidity of the presidential elections. Bichenov suggested that Dzhioyeva go to court and file a complaint. Dzhioyeva’s lawyer delivered a cassation complaint to him on Wednesday, November 30.