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Friday, September 22, 2017

Washington demanded to cancel recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Moscow


The official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert called unacceptable the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Abkhazia. She stressed that the country “occupied” by Moscow.


photo: kremlin.ru

“The United States believes that the visit of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Russian-occupied Georgian territory is unacceptable,” said Nauert in the briefing.

State Department spokesman added that the Kremlin had violated the principles of the Geneva discussions on Transcaucasia, part of which is Russia.

Washington also said that demand Russian withdrawal to prewar positions, in accordance with the 2008 ceasefire, and to abolish recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Russia, recall, recognized the independence of the two republics after the war with Georgia in South Ossetia.

Read our article: Putin came to restore order in Abkhazia on the anniversary of war with Georgia

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