64-year-old Boris Chochiev died from coronavirus. He tested positive for COVID-19 in July. He was at hospital for a few days for treatment, but doctors failed to save him.
Chochiev has held a number of de facto posts in occupied Tskhinvali region. He presided over the Ethnic Issues Committee and the South Ossetian group of the control commission for resolving the Georgian-Ossetian conflict.
After the war of 2008, he was involved in Geneva International Discussions. He also was at the helm of the de facto presidential administration [Leonyd Tibilov’s period].