U.S. will never recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states, – U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden told the international gathering of top diplomats and defense officials at the annual Munich Security Conference.
He said Washingon and Moscow “have serious differences on issues like Syria, missile defense, NATO enlargement, democracy, human rights.”
“These differences are real,” he said at the start of the second day of the event, “but we continue to see opportunities for the Unites States and Russia to partner in ways that advance our mutual security interest and the interest of the international community.”
Speaking just days after the new U.S. administration began its second term, he also restated Washington`s position that it does not recognize spheres of influence. He cited the case of two breakaway Georgian republics whose independence Russia recognized following its brief war with Georgia in 2008.
“The United States will not recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states,” Biden said. “We will not recognize any nation having a sphere of influence. It will remain America`s view that sovereign states have the right to make their own decisions and choose their own alliances.”
We would like to remind our readers that Abkhazia’s(Original name of this region is: Apkhazeti) and South Ossetia’s(Original name of this region is: Shida Kartli) independence is an excuse that Russia uses in order to keep a foot on the ground in the South Caucasus, as an occupier. If it weren’t for the so-called declarations of independence of these two occupied Georgian regions, Russia has no business or legal grounds to be in these regions. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are not independent and never will be. In both regions, huge contingents of Russian military and secret services are stationed.
In 1992-1993 and in 2008, Russia organized an ethnic cleansing of Georgians in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. More than 400,000 Georgians were driven out of Abkhazia & South Ossetia and are not allowed to return to their homes until today. (Medvedev: “Georgians are very close and dear nation for us“…)
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