Medvedev Pledges Support For S.Ossetian President (12.04.12)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev congratulated South Ossetian President-Elect Leonid Tibilov on Tuesday following his victory in Sunday’s runoff election, and pledged him support in resolving the state's social and economic problems.
“I am sure South Ossetia will continue towards solving crucial social-economic problems and ensuring stability under your tenure. The republic can fully rely on Russia’s sincere support,” - Medvedev wrote to Tibilov.
Former South Ossetian KGB head Tibilov, 60, won over 54 percent of the vote in the Sunday runoff, which was condemned by Georgia and welcomed by Russian lawmakers.
The Russian President stressed Russia's hope for building on relations with South Ossetia, “based on traditions of friendship and neighborliness of our people.”