TBILISI, DFWatch – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has appointed a special representative to South Ossetia, five days after awarding the same kind of job title in regards to Abkhazia, the other Georgian breakaway region.

The person in charge of South Ossetia, the arena of the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia, is Taimuraz Mamsurov, president of North Ossetia, an autonomous republic within the Russian Federation.

A Russian website reports that after the war in 2008, Mamsurov was thanked “for his active work in organizing the reception of refugees from South Ossetia and in providing humanitarian assistance to the victims.”

On March 16, the governor of the Russian region Krasnodar, Alexander Tkachev, was appointed the Russian president’s special representative in occupied Abkhazia.

The Abkhazian de facto president and the so-called acting president of South Ossetia both welcomed the appointments of special representatives to their regions.