Oct 4 2005 12:23PM S. Ossetia, Abkhazia 'self-proclaimed' republics - Kokoity
MOSCOW. Oct 4 (Interfax) - South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Transdniestria should be referred as self-proclaimed republics, said South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity.
"Our unions with Abkhazia and Transdniestria clearly demonstrate that we should cast away such terms as 'unrecognized' republics. We are self-proclaimed republics," Kokoity told a briefing at the Interfax main office on Tuesday.
The celebration of the 15th anniversary of South Ossetia's independence on September 18-20 "clearly demonstrated to everyone, including the Georgian side, that South Ossetia is an established state," he said.
"From the point of view of self-determination, the truth is on our side and we do not doubt our success," he said. http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11391939
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