On September 20 a delegation of the Donetsk People's Republic visited the Republic of South Ossetia to participate in the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the RSO. The delegation was led by Chairman of the DPR People's Council Vladimir Bidyovka, and also included the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Peresada and deputies of the DPR People's Council Valeriy Skorokhodov and Sergey Prokopenko.
Representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic met with the President of South Ossetia Anatoliy Bibilov, who greeted the guests from fraternal Donbass:
“I deeply welcome you here in the Republic of South Ossetia. We celebrate the 31st anniversary of the proclamation. 31 years is a short period, but at the same time, what happened on the territory of South Ossetia and what the inhabitants of the Republic had to endure, give great significance to the victory of the Ossetian people. And of course, the fact that you are here today gives a more festive atmosphere to this day. "
For his part, Vladimir Bidyovka noted that the Donetsk People's Republic will always remember that the people of South Ossetia extended a fraternal helping hand to one of the first DPR residents:
“The people of the Donetsk People's Republic will never forget this fraternal help. I am sure that not only we, but also our children, our descendants will maintain close friendly relations. "
The Chairman of the DPR Parliament also conveyed congratulations on behalf of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, emphasizing that over the seven years of cooperation between the states, strong relationships have been built based on understanding and mutual assistance.
Also the DPR delegation members met with the Chairman of RSO Parliament Alan Tadtaev, who wished the people of the DPR peace and prosperity and expressed confidence that the inhabitants of Republic will have their own state recognized by the world community.
As part of the program, the delegates of the Donetsk People's Republic also attended a military parade of the Tskhinvali garrison troops in the central square and a solemn meeting in the building of the South Ossetian State Drama Theater. During the meeting, Anatoliy Bibilov presented state awards - the Order of Friendship - to the guests who arrived for the celebration in Tskhinval. In particular, this award was given to the Chairman of the People's Council Vladimir Bidyovka and the deputy of the People's Council Valeriy Skorokhodov.