Thursday, August 28, 2008
Separatists celebrate recognition by Russia
Shots were heard in Georgia's two separatist regions on August 26, but this time the secessionists were shooting in the air to celebrate their recognition by the greatest aggressor of the 21st century. The Russian President announced at 15:00 that Russia was recognizing the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Separatist leaders thanked the aggressors for their support and recognition. ''This is a historic day for our nation, we chose this road of independence long ago and we will always be with Russia,'' Sergey Baghapsh announced. Another separatist leader Eduard Kokoity said Russia had saved his people from genocide and had given them a chance to develop. ''We'll be with Russia forever,'' Kokoity announced. Following Medvedev's statement, it was reported that Russia was preparing a list of military agreements between Russia and the two separatist regions, which would be signed in the near future.