Russian Senator: No Legal Ground to Recognize Abkhazia

Other News Materials 20 October 2006 18:16 (UTC +04:00)

(civil.ge) - Sergey Mironov, Speaker of the Russian Federal Council, the upper house of the Parliament, said on October 20 that so far there is no legal ground to recognize the independence of Abkhazia, reports Trend.

But he also said that the Russian Federal Council takes an appeal of the Abkhaz Parliament urging the council to officially recognize its independence with understanding.

The Council of the Federation has considered all documents to find out whether there is any legal ground or relevant political situation [for recognition of Abkhazia's independence]. But, today we fail to find any legal ground to issue a verdict, Interfax news agency quoted Mironov as saying.