Patrushev: Russia, U.S. and Europe's interests clash in South Ossetia and Abkhazia

PanARMENIAN.Net - The interests of Russia, U.S. and Europe clash in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev told a news conference in Yerevan today.

Georgia's aggression against South Ossetia give up for lost Georgia's image of "democracy stronghold."

"Saakashvili's regime has proved that democracy and development in Georgia is out of the question. Russia has never denied territorial integrity of any state but we oppose certain ways of its maintenance. Saakashvili perpetrated genocide against the South Ossetian people and I think the International Court will give assessment to this 5-day war," he said. "Georgia is armed by many countries and we all know that U.S. ships supply Saakashvili with arms but not humanitarian aid."

As to recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Patrushev said, "Russia will never press on its allies to recognize independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia."
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