After reports that the Georgian separatists planned to hold a referendum about the matter, the Kremlin stated that it would respect the decision of South Ossetian citizens. Incorporation of South Ossetia Russia.
“In this case it is an expression of the opinion of the southwestern people. We respect it”, said the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov, in his daily telephone press conference.
He also stated that Russia doesn’t take any “legal or other actions” in relation to his rosette announcement.
The leader of the separatist republic, Anatoly Bibílov, said on Wednesday that “soon” steps will be taken for the integration of South Ossetia in Russia,After a bloody war against Georgia, the country recognized its independence in 2008.
Dina Gassieva (Bibilov’s spokeswoman), stated that the referendum on Russia’s accession could take place after April 10.
Today, the Government of Georgia describes “unacceptable” and “illegitimate” the possible referendum in South Ossetia and stated that “it will not have legal force”.
Russia recognized the Georgian regions Abkhazia/South Ossetia’s independence on August 26, 2008. This was two weeks after an agreement was signed to end the short but bloody conflict that erupted in South Ossetia. Georgia.
Although supported by Venezuela and Nicaragua, Nauru, Syria, as well as the international community, this recognition was mostly rejected by them. EFE