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Recognition anniversary: first results2009-08-25 21:32
On the eve of Russia's recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the politicians from Moscow, Sukhum and Tskhinval are presenting their evaluation of the event. In his opinion, Russia's decision was the only right decision in that situation. The young republics continue to develop, and some kind of peace has set in finally in the South Caucasus. Now, there is a hope that in due time Tbilisi will abandon its aggressive statements addressed to its closest neighbors and will start building a dialogue with them.
26 August 2008 is surely a fateful day for Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Last year has shown that despite the idle talks about the areas of influence in the Caucasus, Russia's main merit was the normalization of the situation in the region and prevention of further bloodshed. The following events, such as the recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, signing Treaties of friendship, co-operation and mutual assistance, material support in the restoration of the republics are the result of the well-weighed policy aimed at preventing the military scenario development.
On the eve of the anniversary, MIA is stressing the fact that the huge work of the last year was aimed at establishing normal interstate relationship between Russia and the two young republics. "Currently, there are 12 interstate, intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements signed with Tskhinval and Sukhum in various fields, - says the statement made by the Russian MFA. - 36 agreements with South Ossetia and 43 bilateral documents with Abkhazia are in the state of approval".
The current point is the development and enhancement of cooperation in the military field, provision of social and economic assistance and the reconstruction of the economic and transport infrastructure, trade and economic interaction and establishing normal social maintenance. "We will continue providing social and economic help to brotherly nations of South Ossetia and Abkhazia; we will develop full-scale interstate cooperation and help enhancing their positions in the international arena", - the Russian foreign policy administration noted.
The opinion of the people living in the young republics is obviously the main criteria of evaluating Russia's last August actions. The leaders, Sergey Bagapsh and Eduard Kokoity, continue thanking Moscow and President Dmitry Medvedev in person. "This is an essential moment in history, - News Time is quoting President of Abkhazia. - The recognition of the Abkhazian nationality has been the aim of the Abkhazian people for many years. No doubt we are exceedingly grateful to Russia for what it has already done for us and is doing now".