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Russia’s position on Abkhazia and SO remains unaltered2010-12-16 15:54
According to RF MFA official representative Andrey Nesterenko, Moscow's position in respect of Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains the same, GHN reports.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"These are recognized independent states and there is no occupation there, - he underlined. - We do not resort to measures that would intimidate anyone or constitute any threat; that's just defense".
Russian diplomat underlined that the Georgian side gave an order to assault Tskhinval in August 2008 and it must not repeat.
Russia recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia's independence on 26 August 2008. This was preceded by bringing Georgian troops in South Ossetia on August 8. Georgia's military aggression resulted in almost total destruction of the republic's capital Tskhinval; over 200 common people and peacemakers died. Russia responded by carrying out an operation on forcing Georgia to peace and protecting Russian citizens.