Ukraine must support Moscow's move – Yanukovych

16:46, 26 August 2008
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The Moscow`s move was logical?

Leader of the Party of Regions Victor Yanukovych believes Ukraine should recognize the independence of Georgian rebel states of Southern Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The press service of the Party of Regions disclosed this to UNIAN citing V.Yanukovych as saying.

“Recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Russian Federation is a logical result of the process that was started by the western countries with their recognition of the independence of Kosovo. In February of this year, I publicly expressed my concern that this step of West would entail a chain reaction. And we warned the world about the danger of double standards in situations similar to recognition of Kosovo independence”, said V.Yanukovych.

According to his opinion, the proclamation of independence of Kosovo without consent of Serbia practically destroyed the order established in the sphere of inviolability of state borders after the WWII. “I believe Ukraine should accept the will of peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and recognize their independence”, said the leader of the Party of Regions.

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