Thursday, August 28, 2008

Medvedev says recognition of Abkhazia, S.Ossetia was normal

In an interview with the BBC On August 27 Dmitry Medvedev said that the French-brokered six-point document had already served its purpose. The Russian President said that recognizing independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia was absolutely normal, because it was aimed at avoiding humanitarian crises in these two regions. He also said he saw direct parallels with Kosovo’s recognition. ''We did as the other countries did with Kosovo and other places,” the Russian President told the BBC, without going into any further detail. Once again accusing Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of organizing “genocide” in South Ossetia, Medvedev said that Moscow had had to react to protect its citizens in the breakaway region.

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