Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
MOSCOW, March 13. /TASS/. Treaty documents formalizing alliance and integration between Russia and the South Ossetia region of the Caucasus will be signed by the leaders of the two states next Wednesday, the Kremlin press service said on Friday.
"There are plans to sign a treaty on alliance and integration between the Russian Federation and the republic of South Ossetia," the Kremlin said, adding that during the meeting in Moscow, the two leaders were also expected to discuss "a wide range of bilateral issues and cooperation in ensuring stability and security in the Caucasus region".
Gana Yanovskaya, spokeswoman for the South Ossetian president, on Friday confirmed that: "On March 18, South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Moscow where they are planning to sign a treaty on alliance and integration between the two countries."
The 25-year treaty was agreed with the South Ossetian authorities and approved by the Russian government. Last week, President Vladimir Putin ordered to sign the documents.
The treaty governs staged promotion "of social, economic, humanitarian, foreign affairs, defense and security cooperation between Russia and South Ossetia and preservation of the latter’s state sovereignty".
Signatories will confirm separate agreements setting up a "joint defence and security space and on suppression of organized crime" in a long-term accord providing for 10-year prolongation.