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CIS Summit Suspends Peacekeeping in Abkhazia; No talk of Recognition

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (Combined Sources)–The Commonwealth of Independence States foreign ministerial meeting taking place in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek passed on Thursday a resolution to withdraw peacekeepers from Abkhazia, forgoing, for the time being, discussion on the recognition of Abkhazian and South Ossetian Independence. “At our proposal, a formal, technical decision was passed on the

Abkhazia, South Ossetia Cases ‘Irrelevant’ for Karabakh, Says Lavrov

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–Russia’s Foreign Minister on Wednesday described Russia’s recognition of Abkhazian and South Ossetian independence as “irrelevant” to the future status of other regions seeking similar recognition of their independence. In an interview with Elefterotipia, a Greek newspaper, Sergei Lavrov singled out Turkish occupied North Cypress, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Transnistria, as three regions that should not

Armenia Must Recognize Karabakh before South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Says Sarkisian

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Armenia will not join Russia in recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia or follow the West’s example and recognize Kosovo until it has officially recognized the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Armenia’s President, Serzh Sarkisian told reporters Tuesday during a press conference before leaving for the 63rd United Nations General Assembly in New York. Armenia has yet

Abkhazia to Host Russian Military Bases

SUKHUMI (Ria Novosti)–Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh confirmed Tuesday that two Russian military bases are to be stationed in the republic, recognized as an independent state by Moscow on August 26. He said the bases would be located in the towns of Gudauta and Ochamchira, in the west and east of the republic, respectively. Bagapsh said