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President of Ukraine avoids the issue of recognizing South Ossetia and Abkhazia

2010-04-27 21:09

President Victor Yanukovitch will not give a definite answer to the question whether Ukraine will recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Rosbalt reports with reference to Ukrainian Truth newspaper.


After the meeting with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjern Jagland, Yanukovitch was asked whether Ukraine will recognize the independence of these two republics.

"Ukraine is ready to support the process of the equality of the democratic values and the people's rights in the territories of the frozen conflicts", - Yanukovitch said. He added that he is "strongly opposed to the application of the double-standards policy". "It is time to consider the criteria of providing independence to the territories of the frozen conflicts, as well as the approach to the localization of these conflicts in the current situation", - President of Ukraine added.

While answering, Yanukovitch managed to avoid mentioning the names of the states.

It should also be noted that before Yanukovitch came to power, the regional Party stated that it was the then President Victor Yushchenko who prevented Ukraine's recognition of the Caucasian republics' independence.

Not so long ago, the current Ukrainian head stated the refusal to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

He explained his position by non-acceptance of the double-standards policy.

Yanukovitch then underlined the necessity of developing joint UN criteria in the issue concerning the status of both South Ossetia and Abkhazia and Kosovo.

As to the possibility of Ukraine's recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, he underlined that "the issue is not on the agenda".


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