Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Russia recognises South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Russia has recognised the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia following a vote in the Russian parliament. Western countries have protested of course as have the Georgian government. The U.S. called it "inconsistent with international law" though Russia said it was to protect people's lives.

Russia has also been accused of assisting with ethnic cleansing of Georgians from South Ossetia. Georgia has compiled a list of Russian attacks on it's territory.

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