Argument: 99% of South Ossetians voted for independence in 2006
- Debate: Russian vs. Georgian justifications in 2008 South Ossetia war
- Debate: South Ossetia independence
"Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia". Speech at the VI congress of the Ossetian people. 18 Mar. 2008 - Having realized their legitimate right to self-determination, the people of South Ossetia established a sovereign state. Legitimacy of existence of the Republic of South Ossetia is confirmed by a free expression of popular will through three referendums, three presidential and five parliamentary elections.