Expert: the U.S. Senate's resolution on Abkhazia and South Ossetia is an abuse towards Russia
Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said that the adoption of resolution on Abkhazia and South Ossetia by the U.S. Senate, on which Russia was accused of "occupation" of two republics, is an attempt to discredit the policy of "reloading" between Moscow and Washington.
"I am convinced that the U.S. Senators do not care of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Georgia and the Russian Federation. They are trying to please the American electorate. This decision has no actual or legal force and it's aimed only for discrediting the policy of "reloading" between Moscow and Washington launched by President Obama" - said Rogozin.
"Reputation of american Senate is a matter of honor of the U.S. and it has no moral right to make decisions which have no sense. This resolution is an abuse towards Russia and has no practical sense. It's a dйmarche which only can cause surprise and doubts in the adequacy of the legislative authorities of the U.S. form the Russian side"- added the Russian ambassador to NATO.
He had also stressed that the presence of Russian troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia is the only factor that ensures stability in the region. Rogozin had also said that it's unacceptable to talk about "occupation" of these countries by Moscow. "Russia can not occupy independent states. If Russia keeps its troops at the territory of a state without its will, it certainly would be called occupation. But what we see is the fact that Russia has recognized state independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and authorities of these States had invited Russia to ensure its military safety of their territory" - he said.
Recall, the U.S. Senate had passed another resolution in support of Georgia in connection with the 2008 war.