On Russian nod for Georgian Provinces independence
The conflict has broken down along both ethnic and political lines. The West will not recognize any claims of self-determination of the majority Russian South Ossetia and Abkahzia, because both regions are allied with Russia. It's that plain and simple.
Interestingly, after the Russian invasion of Georgia, the first American called on by the Georgian president to visit the country was not a member of the Bush administration, but soon-to-be Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, a strong supporter of NATO expansion. Upon returning from Georgia, Biden asked for $1 billion in aid for Tblisi.
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