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Ortega is going to Abkhazia and South Ossetia

2008-12-22 18:06

1/0/8/1108.jpeg"In the nearest future we plan to see these two countries - two fraternal states to our people and our government, - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega stated following the negotiations with Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow.

Ortega also noted that he fully supported Russia's stance in the August conflict and considered it adequate and justified.

"We did not hesitate a moment to express our support to the actions of Russia, we recognized the independence of these two states without any delay and hesitation".


Medvedev in his turn thanked Ortega and emphasized: "I would like to thank our Nicaraguan partners for their position, for recognizing the legal standing of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Without a doubt, this decision will help strengthen international law across the whole world. We value it and it reflects our common views on the development of the situation in the world".

It will be remembered that in early September Nicaragua followed Russia in recognizing sovereignty of the two Transcaucasian republics - Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Ortega pointed out at that time: "Russia had no other way but offer military and political support to Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the face of continuous threats from Georgia".

Ortega's statements made in Moscow brought a flash-like reaction of the administration of the US president-in-office George Bush. The head of the American foreign authority Sean McCormack called the future visit an "a nonconstructive act". Well, such a reaction was well expected...

Daniel Ortega is known for carrying out revolutionary activity in Nicaragua starting from 1970s. Then he was a leader in the Sandinista National Liberation Front, a radically left political party of the country. Following the victory of the revolution the Sandinista Front came to power and in 1984 Ortega was elected President. He maintained his position for 6 years. And in 2006 he again became the country's leader replacing the rights that had governed up to then.

For some time past Russia has been in active cooperation with the countries of Latin America. Ortega expressed confidence (not specifying what it is based on however) that with time Cuba and Venezuela would also recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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