The president of the breakaway region at the heart of the Georgia-Russia conflict said on Monday he would not accept international observers in his region again, according to Reuters.

"International observers will no longer be present on the territory of South Ossetia," South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity told Reuters in an interview.

"We have no confidence in these international observers, in these people who corrupt the truth."

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) had observers in the region until it pulled out when fighting erupted after Georgian forces tried to take back control of the rebel region.

Reuters via Stuff