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MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has wished success to leader of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov in regard with the upcoming presidential elections.
"I wish you success. I hope that everything goes in accordance with the Constitution and other laws," Putin said at a meeting with Tibilov in Kremlin.
The Russian leader noted that during the meeting, he planned to discuss security issues as well as some economic, social and political matters particularly those concerning the upcoming elections.
Putin also pointed out that Russia and South Ossetia had been maintaining allied relations. "We are satisfied with the fact the situation in your country is normalizing," the Russian president said.
For his part, Tibilov noted that the South Ossetian people are able to feel the positive results of the agreements with Russia, particularly, the agreement on cooperation and integration. According to the South Ossetian leader, "that means security and confidence in the future." He noted that, thanks to Russia’s assistance, South Ossetia has changed, its capital and regional centers changed for the better as well. "I would like to personally express my gratitude and appreciation to you," Tibilov said.
"All assistance has reached South Ossetia and has always reached the addressees," the president said.