Russia recognizes independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday he has signed an order recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions in the Republic of Georgia.

“This is not an easy choice but this is the only opportunity to preserve the lives of the people,” Medvedev said, according to a translation from Russia Today.

Medvedev called on other countries to follow Russia’s lead.

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2 responses to “Russia recognizes independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

  1. ruben2008

    Quite a chance to scratch our heads and ponder about this.

    You can read my opinion on this recent development here:

    http://ruben2008.wordpress.com/

  2. Pingback: Nagorono-Karabakh Republic Foreign Ministry wellcomes independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia « Realarmenia’s Weblog

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