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TSKHINVAL, February 8 (Itar-Tass) — The State Security Committee (KGB) of South Ossetia issued a warning about the possiblity of provocations on the part of Georgia to foil the presidential election and unsettle the situation in the republic. "The KGB has reliable information that Tbilisi, supported by the West, has actively joined the process of aggravating the domestic political situation in South Ossetia," the KGB said in a statement on Wednesday.
"The main objective of these actions is "to foil the presidential election, scheduled for March 25, 2012, fan up a confrontation among the population and challenge sovereignty and independence of South Ossetia. To impellent these plans, Georgian secret serves intend to carry out provocations and acts of terror," the KGB said.
In these conditions, all political forces must refrain from thoughtless actions, which might play in the hand of our enemies and cause damage to the republic’s political interests," it said.
The KGB assured that it is taking the necessary measures to stop the encroachments with the Constitutional order and security of the republic of South Ossetia. "Any illegal actions will be stopped within the framework of the Constitution and effective legislation," the statement said.
Meanwhile, it is two days before the date of inauguration, as head of state, of ex-presidential candidate Alla Dzhioyeva. Her move to set the inauguration date for February 10 was resented by her close allies. Former Defense Minister Anatoly Barankevich, the key organizer of the rally in support of Dzhioyeva after the November presidential election, expressed regret in connection with her move.
"Regrettably, Alla Alekseyevna decided to hold inauguration on February 10. I'm afraid it might lead to bloodshed," he told reporters.
Meanwhile, groups of supporters are nominating their candidates for March 25 elections. Well-known politicians - South Ossetia's envoy to Russia Dmitry Medoyev and ombudsman David Sanakoyev have already given their consent to run for president.