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Russia Not to Recede in Caucasus: President

Politics Materials 5 November 2008 13:50 (UTC +04:00)
Russia Not to Recede in  Caucasus: President

Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 November / Trend / Russia will not recede in the Caucasus and will overpass the global financial crisis, Vesti channel quoted Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev as addressing the Federal Assembly on 5 November.

"We will not recede in the Caucasus and will overpass the global financial crisis and consequently will become stronger," he said.

According to Medvedev, Russia will be a prosperous and democratic country, strong and comfortable to live in.

"Russian large political movements were consolidated when acting in South Caucasus. The anti-crisis measures were also welcomed with understanding. It cannot be another way when it comes to the nation with a thousand-year-old history," President said.

In the early morning of 8 August, large-scale military actions commenced in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and forced back the Georgian servicemen.

On 12 August, Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev said he had decided to complete the operation on constraining Georgia to peace. And on 26 August, Medvedev signed a decree on the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

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