Dmitry Medvedev after the five-day war with Georgia in 2008, as the President of the Russian Federation, proposed the creation of a confederal Union between Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister of Abkhazia Sergei Shamba.
Then the presidents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia had a meeting with the Russian leader-in-residence at Bocharov Stream and found that the corresponding project of the Union have already been prepared in the foreign Ministry, said Shamba. Have read they are already in Moscow.
According to Shamba, the last paragraph was written, that the Confederacy may join and Georgia. In the end, the Abkhazians and Ossetians rejected the proposed idea. Now the ex-foreign Minister of Abkhazia, admits that the option would satisfy both Europe and lost all of Georgia.
“For Russia it would also be a way out — not to come into conflict with the West,” he said.
Saturday, August 26, marks nine years since Russia’s recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.