Recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia's independence depends on the further steps by the Georgian President Mikhael Saakashvili, Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov said while answering journalists' questions on the recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Vesti TC channel of Russia reported.
"Saakashvili is responsible for the further development of events," Lavrov said.
"Russia is fully committed to the agreement plan signed by Medvedev and Sarkozy and all points of peacekeepers in the conflict zone will be equipped on 22 August and only about 500 blue helmets will remain there.
At the night of 8 August, large-scale military operations were launched in the self-declared South Ossetia republic. The Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali. Later the Russian troops entered the city and drove the Georgian forces back to the Georgian territory.
On 12 August, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced that he has decided to end operations to compel Georgia to peace.