United States will be to oppose a broad international recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

The statement was made on Tuesday, Deputy Secretary of Defense for International Security, Alexander Vershbow. He addressed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee United States Congress, which held hearings on the subject: "Georgia - a year after the August war.

Although Abkhazia and South Ossetia, have been recognized by Russia and Nicaragua, Vershbow said, "the separatist regions have become more isolated." United States "will never recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as sovereign states" and "will continue to work with its international partners to combat the increased recognition of the separatist regimes," stressed the Deputy Minister.

5 August 2009 | international, observer, recognition, southern, vershbow

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