TSKHINVAL, March 30. /TASS/. All legal procedures related to South Ossetia’s accession to Russia will be completed after a presidential election scheduled for April 10, Spokesperson for the South Ossetian president Dina Gassiyeva told TASS.
"All legal procedures will be completed after the presidential election," she said.
Earlier on Wednesday, South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov announced plans to take legal steps to make sure that the republic would join Russia in the near future.
Russia recognized the sovereignty of South Ossetia and Abkhazia on August 26, 2008, following Georgia’s armed aggression. Russia’s leadership has repeatedly stated that the recognition reflects the current reality and is not subject to review. However, Tbilisi refuses to recognize the two republics.