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Abkhazia and South Ossetia don’t want to buy independence2011-05-23 13:51
Non-recognition of Abkhazia's and South Ossetia's sovereignty has been the cornerstone of Georgia's foreign policy in the past few years. Refusing to acknowledge obvious loss of control over two republics, official Tbilisi is trying to blacken the authorities of both new states. The countries that approve of their desire to acquire independence are defamed too.
Georgian mass media has recently come up with the news that the Union of Armenians of Russia wants to help Abkhazia and South Ossetia be recognized as independent republics. As it is reported, the leader of the organization Ara Abramyan can raise USD 90 mln to incentivize countries that are ready to do that. Naturally, Georgian politicians took this piece of news quite nervously. Paata Davitaya, vice speaker of Georgian parliament highlighted that the action is a deliberate provocation.
Other Saakashvli-controlled mass media have the same opinion. Abramyan has been repeatedly accused of serving the interests of Moscow. As alleged, this initiative to finance recognition of Sukhum and Tskhinval is connected with the desire to prevent rapprochement between Georgia and Armtnia. However, this version does not sound viable. Yerevan will not exchange good relations with Russia for strange intrigues with Tbilisi. Georgian diplomats can speak about Georgia's "regional dominance" as much as they want. Yet, it's obvious the republic is not a serious player in Caucasus.
Naturally, rumors on the initiative of the Union of Armenians of Russia caused a series of comments that independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia can be obtained only with bribery. Moscow, Sukhum and Tskhinval have repeatedly refuted these false assumptions. It is absolutely clear that the issue is purely political, and no money can solve it.
As Inal Pliev, a South Ossetian politologist, emphasized in an interview with GeorgiaTimes, both republics understood long ago that international recognition is not mandatory for their successful growth. "It is sufficient for us to be recognized by Russia and be protected by the Russian army", - he remarked.