The Federation Council has approved an appeal of South Ossetia, Abkhazia
The Federation Council on Monday has approved an appeal to the Russian president asking to recognize the independence of Abkahzia and South Ossetia. The document was passed unanimously by 130 votes in its support.
The Federation Council fully supports the Russian president’s politics in respect to South Ossetia and Abkhazia. For many years Russia took part in the search for peaceful settlement of the Georgian- Ossetian and Georgian- Abkhazian conflicts. Georgia refused to sign an agreement on non-use of force, and its aggressive activities in the beginning of August, 2008 resulted in death of thousands of peaceful civilians in South Ossetia and aggravation of the Georgian-Ossetian and the Georgian- Abkhazian conflicts, which ultimately revoked the Georgian leadership’ s right to make the people of Abkhazia and South Ossetia dependant on treacherous politics of the Georgian leadership which resulted in a humanitarian catastrophe, the Federation Council declared.
It welcomed the South Ossetian peoples’ aspirations for independence, peace and stability. Taking into account repeated appeals made by South Ossetia and Abkhazia to recognize their independence, including the August 22 and August 24 declarations, the Federation Council voted for recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 25Aug08]
The Question of South Ossetia
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