August 10, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– Russiepolitics, translated from French by Tom Winter –
The visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Abkhazia on August 8, on the anniversary of Georgia’s war against the South Ossetian territories, has provoked the discontent of the United States and its satellites.
How dare the President of a sovereign country make decisions that are not in line with American policy? Unacceptable.
Saakashvilli, then President of Georgia (before becoming the former governor of Odessa expelled from Ukraine and stateless), launched a military operation against South Ossetia in August 2008, bombing cities and using artillery against the people.
Russia then decided to intervene, ejected the Georgian army outside the borders of these territories. And Russia finally recognized the independence of the Ossetian and Abkhaz republics. The international community, for its part, accuses Russia of occupying these territories. Eventually came the war in Donbass. And the international community has evidently become accustomed to supporting the hangmen against the victims.
The visit of the Russian President is not a first, but the ties are strengthened:
“We are strong guarantors of the security and independence of Abkhazia. I am sure this will not change,” the Russian president said before his meeting with his Abkhaz counterpart, quoted by RIA Novosti. He explained that the two heads of state would discuss the economic development of Abkhazia as well as the cooperation between the two countries in the field of security.
In the event, they signed an agreement allowing the use of the Russian medical insurance system and access to the Russian medical institutions for the inhabitants of Abkhazia. All this has not been to the taste of the United States and their satellites. The State Department deemed the visit of the Russian President unacceptable, remembering the territorial integrity of sovereign countries, at least with regard to their Georgian satellite:
The reaction of NATO is even more “subtle”: how could the Russian President dare to decide all by himself on this displacement without first consulting it. Indeed, one can ask the question … How could a country other than the United States have the right to be sovereign? Absurd:
Let us remember for the record that neither Georgia nor Russia are members of NATO, nor are they federal states of the United States. In any case, that is certain for Russia. But the Russian President has committed a crime of lèse-majesté. ‘Your Majesty’ seems more and more picky, in inverse proportion to the weakening of its real power.