Abkhazia will remain independent from Russia - Bagapsh
March 17 (RIA Novosti) - Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh said on
Tuesday that the former Georgian republic had no plans to become a part
of Russia, the Russian daily paper Izvestia reported.
said that Sergei Bagapsh made the statement at the meeting with the
vice-president of the non-governmental International Crisis Group,
Alain Delatroz, and the director of the organization's office for the
Caucasus region, Lawrence Sheets.
"We are building an independent, legal and democratic state and are not planning to backtrack from this path," Bagapsh said.
have no illusions that tomorrow the whole world will recognize us, but
it is important for us that the world's largest country, Russia, has
recognized us," he added.
Russia recognized Abkhazia and South
Ossetia, another former Georgian republic, as independent ...>> full artcle...