leonid tibilov

Leonid Tibilov.

TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to meet the de facto president of South Ossetia on Monday in Moscow.

According to the press office of the South Ossetian leader Leonid Tibilov, the two plan to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation in terms of regional security.

“Also on the agenda of the meeting is preparation of the agreements and other documents aimed at the implementation of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia on the Alliance and Integration, signed on 18 March this year in Moscow,” the office informs.

Last month, Tibilov visited Russia to attend the celebration of the 70 year anniversary of Victory Day on May 9, after being invited by Putin.

The treaty mentioned in the statement was signed in March but rejected as invalid by most of the world. Russia signed the same type of treaty with Abkhazia in 2014. Tbilisi considered this a further step toward annexation by Russia.