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Ukraine not to consider recognition of Abkhazia's independence

Politics Materials 15 July 2011 17:16
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko has reiterated his support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.
Ukraine not to consider recognition of Abkhazia's independence

Georgia, Tbilisi, July 15 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko has reiterated his support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.

"Ukraine does not even consider the issue of recognizing independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia," Grishchenko said at a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart Grigol Vashadze in Tbilisi.
"In this respect, the Ukrainian side is guided by international law."

He stressed that he does not think relations with Russia will worsen on this issue.

Vashadze thanked his colleague for support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.

Military actions were launched in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in August 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia and later Russian troops occupied the city and drove the Georgian military back to Georgia. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Aug. 26 and established diplomatic relations with them on Sept. 9, 2008.

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