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Maria Vanshina, Deputy Head for Information, responding to media questions with regard to the developments unfolding in South Ossetia

Question: What does the Belarus side have to say about the news broken of an armed conflict in South Ossetia?

Answer: The use of military force in the zone of South Ossetia, civilian casualties, bloodshed, economic losses, ruined peaceful life of people cause a deep concern in us.

Only immediate ceasefire, peaceful and civilized manner of negotiating will secure stability in the South Ossetian region and across the Caucasus.