The border between South Ossetia and Russia was
The border closing was done temporarily "in connection with the political situation in the republic and to prevent any kind of provocation," Interfax reported, citing an unidentified local official.
The move came after a grenade was fired at the home of prosecutor Taimuraz Khugayev early Tuesday in Tskhinvali. No one was hurt.
"We are standing peacefully in the square, and this kind of development is not in our interest," Dzhioyeva said, according to RIA-Novosti. She blamed the incident on security forces, saying they were attempting to undermine the situation in the breakaway territory.
Dzhioyeva spoke after leaving the top court, where she had attempted to withdraw a petition to overturn a lower
A new election has been called, but Dzhioyeva has been barred from participating over what officials called violations.