Aug 27, 2008
...That was Medvedev’s take on this independence business.
According to the Kremlin, Russia’s recognition is fully legitimate “under the provisions of the UN Charter...and also the Helsinki Final Act.”
Oddly, these are the same documents which provided the foundation for Kosovo’s recognition in February. Yet, somehow, that event had “no legal basis,” according to Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin.
It’s funny how this stuff works.
Meanwhile, Saakashvili is telling anyone who will listen that Russia plans to annex the whole of Georgia. The poor bastard doesn’t seem to grasp his very small role in Moscow’s grand game.