Putin submitted to the Duma a bill on the service of the people of South Ossetia in the Russian armed forces
President Vladimir Putin submitted for ratification to the state Duma the agreement between Russia and South Ossetia on the order of occurrence of the individual units of the Armed forces of the Republic in the Russian army. The corresponding document was published in the Duma’s electronic database.
The document was signed on 31 March in Moscow.
Vladimir Putin in mid-March was ordered to sign a document, whereby the military of South Ossetia will be able to serve in the Russian army. Previously, the bill approved by the government. By its decree the President instructed the defense Ministry and the Russian foreign Ministry to hold talks with South Ossetia and sign a document on behalf of Russia.
To serve the citizens in accordance with Russian laws. The agreement is for the period of validity of the agreement on Alliance and integration of the two countries, which was signed in March 2015.
In November last year, the state Duma ratified an agreement with Abkhazia on a unified group of troops. It “defines the purpose, formation, deployment and use of United grouping of troops of the Russian armed forces and the armed forces of Abkhazia”.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia, formerly part of Georgia, declared independence in August 2008. Russia and three other countries — members of the United Nations — Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru recognize the sovereignty of both republics.