Recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia does not create a precedent for Transdnestria and Nagorno Karabakh, Sergey Lavrov declared at the Federation Council on September 18. “Russia will take an active part in resolving all conflicts in the CIS space peacefully. This will be done according to international law, UN resolutions and previous agreements. We will act as mediator during negotiations which refer directly to Transdnestria and Nagorno Karabakh”, Lavrov stressed.
Lavrov declared that Russia will not use the methods of the Georgian Government to settle regional problems and will not bomb civilians and peacekeepers. “Thank God, Saakashvili is a unique phenomenon,” Lavrov said.