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Gryzlov: Russia will never renounce recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia2009-01-29 13:23
Boris Gryzlov, the Speaker of the State Duma reiterated that Russia will never renounce recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and advised PACE to proceed from this position of Russia when discussing relations between Georgia and the republics of Caucasus - RIA Novosti.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"All the parliamentarians gathering in PACE, PA OSCE, PA NATO, should proceed from uselessness of possible way back talks. Russia recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia, it will be so for centuries", the Speaker commented upon the PACE Resolution on the military conflict in South Ossetia in August 2008.
Let us remind that in this resolution, adopted yesterday, PACE condemned the recognition of independency of the two republics by Russia, but decided to impose no sanctions on the Russian Federation.
The Assembly again urged Moscow to annul its decision on recognition of independency of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. PACE raised a question of possible vote deprivation of the Russian delegation in April.
Gryzlov reminded that during the third Duma convocation work the Russian delegation left PACE meeting for six months, protesting against ideas and resolutions inadmissible for Russia.
"I don't think enough votes to adopt the anti-Russian resolution will be found", Gryzlov noticed.
He highlighted that the calls to renounce the recognition of the republics will not change the attitude of Russia to the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and reiterated the uselessness of such addresses.
The Speaker of the Duma reminded that PACE delegation had visited Russia recently, and the Russian side expressed its point of view, which was, according to Gryzlov, "understood and apprehended" by the delegates.