Russian decision to legalize borders with Abkhazia, South Ossetia illegitimate: Georgian ex-president
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 27 / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva/
decision to legalize its borders with Abkhazia and South Ossetia contradicts
international standards, said Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze.
Russia is now legalizing its borders with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Echo Moscow radio reported.
It will be very difficult for the Georgian
leadership to rectify the situation, Shevardnadze said.
"By recognizing the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russia made a blunder that will contribute to its further collapse," Shevardnadze told Trend in a telephone coversation on Jan. 27.
The international community, he added, will
respond with protests and statements, but they will not remedy the situation.
Shevardnadze said Russia's desire to establish a naval base in Abkhazia is understandable because Russia has no exit to the Black Sea.
Moscow and Sukhumi have reached an agreement to establish a point to deploy the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Abkhazia.
"Abkhazians sooner or later will realize they are caught in Russia's trap. Living together with Russians won't allow them to maintain their independence, traditions and language," said Shevardnadze.
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