Listing the significant achievements of the Republic over the past decade, he emphasized the great importance of Tskhinval recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which gave them unique support in all spheres of life in the conditions of the blockade from Ukraine.
“South Ossetia is the only state that has the courage, audacity, honesty and loyalty to recognize the DNI and the LC. It was not just a symbolic gesture, because recognition is much more. We all know that the financial, commercial, economic, legal and organizational infrastructure that has been created in South Ossetia for these Republics is an expensive way to live under the blockade imposed by the Kiev regime against the people of Donbass, ”TASS quoted Surkov as saying.
Recall that the Republic of South Ossetia in 2014 was the first to recognize the independence of the DPR and the LPR. In Tskhinval, they then declared that they support young states in the struggle for rights and freedom. Today, the Republics have concluded agreements in various fields of activity.
Returning to this event four years ago, we note that with all the courage of the leadership of the RSO, the decision to recognize the LDNR was undoubtedly agreed with the Kremlin, and besides the tasks mentioned by Vladislav Surkov, was an important element in deterring Kiev junta aggression against the People's Republics. Since the close ties and political interaction of South Ossetia with Russia are undoubted, this step of Tskhinvali quite distinctly hinted that further recognition of the LDNR could follow Moscow. Which in turn means direct and open assistance to the Donbas, including the military.
So the recognition of South Ossetia of the People's Republic, played its role, among other measures to reduce the intensity of hostilities in the Donbas.
There is no doubt that the assistant to the President of Russia was not at all accidental and not just focused on this diplomatic event of the year 2014, giving him the highest appreciation of not only political, but also moral.
If you decide that Vladislav Surkov is responsible not only for contacts with the People's Republics and our country's policy in the Ukrainian direction, but also represents Moscow’s position at relevant meetings with representatives of Washington (previously it was Victoria Nuland, now it is Kurt Volker).
Recall that the last meeting of the Presidential Aide with a special representative of the US State Department took place in January of this year, after which they were no longer held. Several times, Volker, speaking in the media, stated that the contacts were frozen by the Russian side, while he was ready for them. Meanwhile, the Russian media, citing sources in the country's foreign policy department, reported that the continuation of the meetings was considered inexpedient due to the non-constructive behavior of the American representative. Kurt Volker repeatedly committed deeds and made statements that in no way corresponded to the status of not only the mediator, but also the negotiator.
In particular, he denied subjectivity and any rights to the people of Donbass, and clearly pushed Kiev towards an escalation of violence.
However, the other day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Volcker-Surkov contacts would be resumed in the near future so that the parties could exchange assessments of what is happening.
At the same time, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, after Sergei Lavrov’s speech in an interview for the magazine International Affairs, gave the following assessment to Volcker’s actions: “We see numerous statements by the US Special Representative for Ukraine, who clearly plays in the Kiev side of the field. This is all an indication of how Americans, within their line of pressure, on the adoption of unilateral measures have lost the habit of compromise as a method for solving problems. ”
That is, although contacts are planned to be resumed, Moscow makes it clear that there are no particular hopes for a constructive position of the opposite, and for their ability to search for a compromise. And if the Americans are not ready to search for solutions to the problem acceptable to both sides, then Russia will respond to their pressure in the same way.
Regardless of whether the meetings of representatives of the United States and Russia will resume, with his 26 August performance, Vladislav Surkov does not hint, but speaks practically in plain language that Russia's recognition of the sovereignty of the People's Republics is only a matter of time.
He noted that in addition to the symbolic (and political) meaning, recognition of independence is also an important tool to counter the hostile and criminal actions of Kiev. When will it be used? There is no doubt that this will happen when it is necessary, and other ways to influence the situation have been exhausted or not sufficiently effective.
After all, the readiness to recognize independence is also a serious lever for pressure on Kiev and the West, which works until independence is recognized. After that, stronger “drugs” will be needed.
The fact that Surkov's speech was made precisely in Tskhinval is also not accidental. After all, the act of recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is inextricably linked in the global public consciousness, and now in stories with the events of the August war and the operation of the Russian Armed Forces to force the Saakashvili regime to peace. In addition, during this operation, the eastern part of the Leningor region and the upper part of the Kodori gorge were freed and returned under the control of the legitimate owners of the territory of the Republics previously occupied and held by Georgia.
After recognition of the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, these countries were quite officially taken under the protection of the Russian Army, which excluded even the possibility of the resumption of Tbilisi’s aggressive inclinations. Now they only consider the land of Ossetians and Abkhazians through binoculars.
The fact that Russia will not leave the young states under any circumstances, Surkov confirmed in his speech.
“South Ossetia can always count on the full assistance and assistance of the Russian Federation,” the presidential aide stressed.
That is, the plenipotentiary representative of the Kremlin once again reminded that the result of the aggression against those who are patronized by Moscow is peace enforcement, then recognition of the independence of the Republics and the return of the territories they have torn away. Then the deployment of military bases and ensuring their security. Who needs it, he understood everything.
An important point is the fact that earlier Surkov avoided unambiguous and sharp statements, to which he was obliged by the functions assigned to him by the negotiator. That largely contributed to the fact that the alarmist assistant President received the status of "the main" plum "Donbass."
However, as we see, with such negotiating partners with whom he had to work, such moderation turned out to be completely unnecessary. And was, accordingly, rejected.
Today, some people in the network are trying to be ironic about the fact that senior government officials are saying: “South Ossetia is the only state that has the courage, audacity, honesty and loyalty to recognize the DPR and the LPR”, thereby saying that similar qualities not enough for the Russian Federation.
But sarcasm is hardly appropriate here, given that this act of Tskhinval is nothing more than a preliminary recognition of the LDNR by Moscow. And the fact that the assistant to the President spoke about this shows that the final recognition of the People's Republics is not far off.